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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Divisional Playoffs FIRST LOOK

    The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the Playoff – Divisional Round Hail Mary. This is going to be a REALLY abbreviated version of the Hail Mary with only 4 games on the schedule. I’m going to do the article a little differently this week since there are so few ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Wild Card Weekend FIRST LOOK

    The Huddle – Opening Statement Well, I guess I’m back for the playoffs! This is going to be a REALLY abbreviated version of the Hail Mary with only 4 games ...

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Week 17 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 17 WEEKEND UPDATE

  The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the WEEKEND UPDATE for the Week 17 Hail Mary. I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 17 FIRST LOOK

    The Huddle – Opening Statement Wow, Week 17. It really feels like we just started our journey. There are a lot of teams with a lot to play for this ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 17

  We had a crop of lush Week 16 defensive matchups against a who’s who of dumpster fire quarterbacks who were very likely to throw and throw a lot. That formula worked ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 16 WEEKEND UPDATE

    The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the WEEKEND UPDATE for the Hail Mary, Week 16. With it being the holiday weekend and all (I hope you all had a ...

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Week 16 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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Two Quarterback Rankings: Championship Week

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Kellen Moore, AJ McCarron, Case Keenum, Zach Mettenberger, Blaine Gabbert, Brandon Weeden. If you’re still playing in a game that matters this week ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 16 FIRST LOOK

    The Huddle – Opening Statement In golf, after the regular season wraps up, they call it the “silly season”. Well, that’s about where we are at right now. Teams are ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 16

  Championship week hangs over us like the most oppressive First World burden, and if you’re a proactive defensive streamer, you’ll have the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense dialed up and ready ...

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Week 15 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 15 WEEKEND UPDATE

    The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the WEEKEND UPDATE for the Week 15 Hail Mary (NFL DFS). I don’t really have a ton of new thoughts, but I’ll make ...

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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 Risers and Fallers

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Two weeks away from fantasy gold; trophies, bragging rights, that overall enjoyment you get when you crush your friends and families’ dreams, and hey, ...

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Two Quarterback Rankings: Week 15

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Everybody loves an underdog. This week, I’m rooting for the man who has hit rock bottom: Matt Ryan. As the team’s season has ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 15 FIRST LOOK

    The Huddle – Opening Statement Is there anyone still healthy left to play at this point? Ah, the beauty of DFS, injuries just equal opportunity for your team. It should ...

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Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 15

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! Running Backs   Denard Robinson (8% Yahoo, 4% ESPN) When Jags starter TJ Yeldon went down in the middle of their contest against the Colts, former ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 15

  Fantasy defenses are so fickle, unpredictable, and volatile because their output is contingent on so many factors outside of their performance. The latest evidence: the Detroit Lions in Week 14. The ...

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Week 14 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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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 Risers and Fallers

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The fantasy season is winding down to an end, but the most important games of the season are taking place over the next three ...

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Two Quarterback Rankings: Week 14

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Congrats. If you’ve made it to the playoffs, stop for a moment and give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve survived the ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 14 FIRST LOOK

    The Huddle – Opening Statement Wow, we’re already at Week 14. How fast the time flies. It feels like just yesterday that we were doing a Week 1 Hail Mary. ...

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Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 14

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! Running Backs   James White (26% Yahoo, 27% ESPN) White finished fifth in standard scoring amongst RB’s this week and second in PPR formats, racking up ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 14

  The thirst is real in these fantasy football streets, so I’ll cut right to the chase and highlight some potentially season-altering defensive pickups for the fantasy playoffs — defenses that ...

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Week 13 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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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 Risers and Fallers

  Here we are guys and gals; Week 13, the final week of regular season fantasy football in most leagues. If you dodged the TE bullet in Week 12 (Gronk, Graham, ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 12 WEEKEND UPDATE

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The Huddle – Opening Statement All new thoughts and information will be in bolded italics. Welcome to the Hail Mary, where I’ve got your ...

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Week 12 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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Week 11 Risers and Fallers

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   A Happy Turkey Thursday to you and yours in fake football land! Hopefully you were lucky enough to fade another painful week of injuries. ...

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Two Quarterback Rankings: Week 12

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Another one bites the dust. Farewell Joe Flacco. Bon voyage Johnny Manziel. Another week, another shift in the quarterback landscape. We’ve lost a ...

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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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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 12 FIRST LOOK

    The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the Hail Mary where I’ve got your FIRST LOOK at Week 12 NFL DFS. I am going to focus on the Sunday/Monday slate ...

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Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! Running Backs   Javorius Allen (12% Yahoo, 5% ESPN) Just when you thought the Baltimore Ravens couldn’t get any more injured, their starting quarterback and running ...

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Week 11 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 11 WEEKEND UPDATE

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the WEEKEND UPDATE of the Hail Mary (NFL DFS). All new thoughts and information are in ...

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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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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 11 FIRST LOOK

    The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the Hail Mary where I’ve got your FIRST LOOK at Week 11 NFL DFS. There are a lot of big name players on ...

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Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 11

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! Running Backs   Jay Ajayi (18% Yahoo, 9% ESPN) In the last two weeks Ajayi has outrushed Lamar Miller by two yards, a stat that becomes ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 11

  A cursory look at the quarterbacks whose offenses gave up the most fantasy production to opposing defenses in Week 10 tell a familiar story: Johnny Manziel, Matt Cassel, Ryan Fitzpatrick, ...

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Week 10 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 10 WEEKEND UPDATE

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The Huddle – Opening Statement The weekend is upon us so that must mean it’s time for our Hail Mary WEEKEND UPDATE. Things ...

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Week 9 Risers and Fallers

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   It’s time to take a dive back into the rising and falling seas of fantasy football production. Here’s a quick overview of some guys ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 10 FIRST LOOK

      The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the Hail Mary where I’ve got your FIRST LOOK at Week 10 NFL DFS. We are in a really trying time right now ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 10

    If your fantasy defense got out of Week 9 with half a dozen fantasy points, you did well. Really well. It was a terribly low scoring week for fake football defenses, ...

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Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 10

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! Running Backs   James Starks (39% Yahoo, 40% ESPN) Starks has now outplayed Eddie Lacy in two of the Packers’ last three games. The odd game ...

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Week 9 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 9

    Denver’s domination of the Packers’ potent attack served as an intriguing one-week case study for anyone interested in the innards of what makes for a solid defensive matchup. The Broncos stifled ...

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Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 9

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! Running Backs   DeAngelo Williams (23% Yahoo, 27% ESPN) On a Sunday that saw too many injuries, Le’Veon Bell’s season ending MCL tear was the most ...

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Week 8 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 8 WEEKEND UPDATE

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the WEEKEND UPDATE of the Hail Mary. All new ideas and narrative will be in bolded ...

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Week 7 Risers and Fallers

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Don’t let your concentration fade as the World Series starts up and Dunk Ball’s tip-off week is going on; keep an eye on your ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 7 Recap

Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Fantasy football is tough to predict. That’s something you probably don’t want to hear from someone who writes about it on a weekly basis, ...

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Two Quarterback Rankings: Week 8

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   In a week where the Jaguars, Bills, Eagles, and Redskins are all on bye, some solid quarterback play is being lost. I’ve been ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 8 FIRST LOOK

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the Week 8 Hail Mary (NFL DFS), your first look at this week’s GPP plays. The ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 8

    Week 7 served as a prime example of the limitations of basing our decisions solely on matchups, or their corresponding defensive streaming scores. Three of the top-5 streaming scores in Week ...

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Week 7 DFS Cheat Sheet (UPDATED)

  Welcome to Week 7 of The Fake Football DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Chet Gresham, Ian Goldsmith and Doug Shain, we have put together a ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 7 WEEKEND UPDATE

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!     The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the Weekend Update of the Hail Mary. All updates will be in bolded italics. One of the ...

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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 7 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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Week 6 Risers and Fallers

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Never rest on your laurels, ladies and gents. Just because you’re 4-2, 5-1 or 6-0 (liar) it doesn’t mean you can sit back and ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 6 Recap

Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Well it finally happened. It only took six weeks, but we finally made it through a slate of games without a devastating injury to ...

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Two Quarterback Rankings: Week 7

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Consistency is key. Last season, it’s what made Ryan Tannehill a top ten quarterback. While as of right now he may not be ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 7 FIRST LOOK

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The Huddle – Opening Statement One of the practices I preach for building a successful GPP lineup is to keep an eye on ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 7

    The hope, for those who streamed the Vikings’ defense in Week 6, was that a solid front seven would be able to pressure (and sack) Alex Smith. Kansas City’s offensive ...

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Shaping Your Dynasty Roster

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   In-season management is a crucial part of shaping your dynasty roster. On competing teams, we balance the win now, but with as much ...

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Week 6 DFS Cheat Sheet (UPDATED)

  Welcome to Week 6 of The Fake Football DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Chet Gresham, Ian Goldsmith and Doug Shain, we have put together a ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 6 WEEKEND UPDATE

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The Huddle – Opening Statement Anything big happening in the DFS landscape this week? Feels so quiet here in Nevada. For those of ...

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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 6 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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Week 5 Risers and Fallers

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   It’s Week 6 and there are still six dominant teams in real life NFL football; the Packers, Falcons, Broncos, Bengals, Patriots and Panthers have ...

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Two Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The hate has gone too far people. Yes, he’s a mediocre quarterback. Yes, he’s had the benefit of throwing to arguably the greatest ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 5 Recap

Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! This has to stop at some point, right? Another week is in the books and, unfortunately, we have lost yet another huge fantasy contributor ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 6 FIRST LOOK

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The Huddle – Opening Statement There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your QB/TE combo (Rivers/Gates) go off on Monday night and still fail ...

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Week 5 Sunday Recap

Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! Washington 19 @ Atlanta 25 In an sloppy offensive showing, the Atlanta Falcons hang on to keep their season perfect. Devonta Freeman has taken this ...

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Week 5 Vegas Fantasy Preview

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Buffalo @ Tennessee (Bills -1, over/under 42) This line opened Bills -3 and has crashed to Bills -1 in most casinos, with the sharpest of ...

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Week 5 DFS Cheat Sheet (UPDATE)

  Welcome to Week 5 of The Fake Football DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Chet Gresham, Ian Goldsmith and Doug Shain, we have put together a ...

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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 5 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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Week 4 Risers and Fallers

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! We’ve reached the quarter watermark of the season and hopefully you’re .500 or better in the early going. There’s always improvement to be made ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 4 Recap

Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! If I could sum up in one word my Week 4 in fantasy football, whether it be The Reader Leagues, work leagues or ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 5 FIRST LOOK

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The Huddle – Opening Statement We are a quarter of the way through the NFL season and that’s as good a time as ...

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Two Quarterback Rankings: Week 5

  Up is down and down is up in the two quarterback landscape. Tyrod Taylor has emerged as a QB1 after years of toiling in irrelevance. Brandon Weeden was relied upon ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 4 WEEKEND UPDATE

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the Week 4 Hail Mary (NFL DFS) WEEKEND UPDATE. All new thoughts and information will be in ...

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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 4 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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Week 3 Risers and Fallers

    So the Patriots are going to score a lot of points this year, the 49ers as a franchise are nose diving into the Pacific and star-studded players will get injured ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 3 Recap

Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Now that it has been a few days since Week 3 came to a close, has everyone had a chance to catch his ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 4 FIRST LOOK

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   The Huddle – Opening Statement Melvin Gordon was supposed to have a big game this past week. I was sure of it. I ...

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Two Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

  Times are dark for 2QB leagues. Many of us are stuck starting the likes of Ryan Mallett, Michael Vick, Kirk Cousins, or *gasp*  even Brandon Weeden! As you’ll see when ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 4

        Remember that stat about the Oakland Raiders bleeding fantasy points to opposing defenses on the road? No? Yeah, me neither. We’re on to Week 4. The Browns’ defense, which notched one ...

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Week 3 Vegas Fantasy Preview

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Pittsburgh @ St. Louis (pick ‘em, over/under 48) With 85% of the bets coming in on the Steelers, this is the biggest public bet ...

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Week 3 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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Week 2 Risers and Fallers

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   Week 2 was a rough’un for myself, being unable to clear the injury bug that knocked some big named guys to the sideline. ...

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Two Quarterback Rankings: Week 3

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! The quarterback carousel continues to turn. This week alone, we’ve lost Jay Cutler and Tony Romo, are awaiting news on injuries to Matthew ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 3 FIRST LOOK

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! The Huddle – Opening Statement What a wonky Week 2 we had in the NFL. Dion Lewis, DeAngelo Williams, Travis Benjamin, and Crockett ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 3

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! I was afraid to look, as my Twitter mentions burned to the ground and faithful readers of this column swore to every deity ...

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Week 2 Vegas Fantasy Preview

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! Tampa Bay @ New Orleans (Saints -9.5, over/under 47) A lot of online books opened Saints -10.5 and -11 and early action was on ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 2 WEEKEND UPDATE

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the Week 2 Weekend Update. Everything new will be in bolded italics. What a wild Week 1 ...

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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 2 DFS Value Picks

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   One of the best ways to separate yourself from the crowd in DFS is to be able to find players that are priced ...

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Two Quarterback Rankings: Week 2

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet!   We’re a week into the imaginary football landscape, and already the quarterback position has seen the long coming possible demise of one of ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 2 First Look

  Check out our NFL DFS Cheat Sheet! The Huddle – Opening Statement What a wild Week 1 we had. Be careful not to overemphasize the results you saw in the ...

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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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Fantasy Football Draft Video #3: 10-Team 2QB with Sal Stefanile

    Mock Draft Simulator | Draft Analyzer | Cheat Sheet Creator  | Draft Assistant |  Auction Calculator Check out SpreadSheet Sports’ DFS Projection Tools and Save $5 Week 1 DraftKings Freeroll: $100,000 in ...

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Fantasy Football Draft Video #1: ESPN Std. 12-Team

  Gather round, degenerates, and tune into the fantasy football draft video craze that’s (hopefully) sweeping the nation.  My 2015 premiere features a guest appearance by TheFakeFootball’s Jeff Dumont (@jeffd119 on Twitter). ...

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2-QB Mock Draft Musings

  Mock Draft Simulator | Draft Analyzer | Cheat Sheet Creator  | Draft Assistant |  Auction Calculator   It’s never too early to begin prepping for fake football and I’ve been channeling my ...

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2014 Scoring Settings Analysis – QB

  Analyzing the differences in fantasy football player values between different scoring setups has long been a fascination of mine.  Longtime readers of TheFakeFootball.com might remember installments of this series from ...

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Game Flowbotics – Week 16

  Do you have what it takes to be a champion of fake football? This is the week you will find out. Find consolation in the fact that even if you ...

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Game Flowbotics – Week 15

  The semifinals are anything but semi-exciting in fake football. We are at Excitement Level: Pointer Sisters* for Week 15 because these games determine who goes to the big neutron dance ...

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Game Flowbotics – Week 14

  If you’re still reading this deep into the fake football season, you’ve presumably made the playoffs in your league or are still alive to do so. Congratulations! You have survived ...

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Game Flowbotics – Week 13

  Between Monday’s weather-induced double shot and Thursday’s turkey-themed trifecta of NFL games, the pressure is on to cram extra fake football analysis into the early part of the week. Here ...

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Game Flowbotics – Week 12

  Not many, myself included, expected an Oakland victory on Thursday night, but either Latavius Murray really liked Interstellar or he’s secretly a fan of Welsh poetry. He couldn’t, wouldn’t, and ...

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Game Flowbotics – Week 8

  It’s been a couple of weeks, but I have returned, triumphant and adorned with left-hand jewelry, to deliver this newest dose of game flow-based analysis. I have regularly asked for ...

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Game Flowbotics – Week 6

  Greetings, fake football humanoids. Let the robotic binary bliss of flowbotics scrub away your lineup decision fears like a firm steel-bristled brush dripping with solvent. This week’s installment of cold, ...

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Game Flowbotics – Week 5 Test Run

  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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The Perfect Play, The Perfect Draft

Cheat Sheet Creator – Draft Analyzer – Draft Assistant – Auction Calculator Get our DFS Cheat Sheets  free just by signing up and depositing at DraftDay!   Every great play begins in the huddle. For these 1,000 or so words, ignore ...

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2014 Draft Video #2: TFF Reader League

They say two heads are better than one, so I decided to put that notion to the test in my second fantasy football draft video of the 2014 season. With ...

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2014 Draft Video #1: 12-Team ESPN Standard

Welcome to the my first fantasy football draft video of the season, fellow degenerates. I landed the 3rd pick in this standard ESPN 12-teamer and the resulting team was solid: What ...

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Week 17 Waiver Wire

Can you feel it, fake footballers? We’re finally alone. It felt as if those 16-weekers would never leave. There’s no sense in stopping the fantasy football fun when there’s still ...

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Week 16 Waiver Wire

Breaking news: the fantasy championship weekend is upon us*. If you made it this far, you did so by weathering the season’s whirlwind of breakouts, busts, and injuries. Still, the ...

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Week 14 Waiver Wire

The end of the fantasy football regular season is a bittersweet time. The dream of the playoffs has come true for some of our squads. Other teams have fallen just ...

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Week 13 Waiver Wire

Thanksgiving is upon us, fake footballers, and if you’re vying for a spot in your league’s playoffs, waivers are especially important this week. With three Thursday games, lineup decisions must ...

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Week 12 Waiver Wire

As we collectively inch another week closer to the playoffs, consider the difference between a player’s value in a vacuum and his value specifically to your team. This distinction becomes ...

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Week 11 Waiver Wire

If your team is in dire need of free agent help right now, brace yourself. The Week 11 Waiver wire is relatively barren of high-impact options. The most appealing candidates ...

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Week 10 Waiver Wire

Let’s face it, the fantasy football season is a series of disappointments and bad news for some owners. The games rarely play out as we’d like and each week summons ...

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Week 9 Waiver Wire

Welcome to the Week 9 Waiver Wire, fake footballers. Whether you’re in a battle for first place or simply scrapping to stay out of the cellar, finding value in the ...

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Week 8 Waiver Wire

As we cartoon coyotes of the fantasy football world slither out from under the anvils that crushed us in Week 7, we are reminded more now than in any previous ...

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Week 7 Waiver Wire

Imagine a race where you need to fly from Anchorage to Miami, but you must break the trip into 16 separate legs and you have no way of knowing the ...

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Week 5 Waiver Wire

Whether your fake football outlook is glass-half-full or glass-half-empty, the season is approximately a quarter over. Optimism and pessimism both have their merits, but the heart of a fantasy champion ...

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Week 4 Waiver Wire

Is there an echo in here, fake footballers… ballers… allers… lers? Many of the waiver wire sounds we heard last week are reverberating back at us in the Week 4 ...

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Week 2 Waiver Wire

It’s official. We’re all screwed. David Wilson owners, screwed. Dez Bryant owners, screwed. Zach Sudfeld owners, screwed. Stevan Ridley owners and Shane Vereen owners, somehow both screwed. Owners who played ...

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Draft Video #2: Back to the Stone Age

The draft video format is relatively unexplored and marred by many potential pitfalls. Typically, the scourge of my screen-captures is my uncanny knack for drafting players who get injured ...

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Fantasy Football Scoring Settings: 4-pt vs 6-pt Passing Touchdowns

Fantasy football rankings are like driving directions. They attempt to lay out the best general route for your fake football adventures, but there are some things they can’t account for ...

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Draft Video #1: 12-Team Yahoo Standard plus Flex

Greetings fake footballers, and welcome to my new and improved series of draft videos for the 2013 fantasy football season! Tune in below to see a 12-team mock draft ...

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In Fantasy Football, More is More

Fantasy footballers’ search for psychological comfort has a distinct ring to it. It sounds a little something like this: “I’ll never draft Player X.” It doesn’t seem like such an impactful ...

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2013 Fantasy Football Projections: Quarterbacks

This season is my first year estimating projections. I started by using previous seasons to provide a baseline for each player and use factors that have changed to most accurately ...

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Tight End Streaming: Trusting Your Eyes

It’s best sometimes to remove your head from the numerical quicksand that so slyly sucks you down that statistical rabbit hole, where so many fantasy football teams go to die. I’ve ...

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March Madness: NFL Free Agency Edition

The fallout of free agency is upon us, and the hype surrounding the NFL Draft is in full effect and reaching its climax. “March Madness” is terminology that is widely ...

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Fantasy Tight End Instability and a Case for Streaming

You stumble upon a truly dominant fantasy defense that proves to be an elite option every Sunday, whether at home or on the road, even against top-notch offenses prone to ...

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DeSean Jackson Shouldn’t Be Dead to You

The best kind of DeSean Jackson is one that’s engaged, involved, active, blazing around the corners of defenses, juking and hopping before weak-kneed defenders, taunting opponents and fans with equal ...

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Fantasy Football League Strategy: Pay Per Loss

Prior to the 2012 fantasy football season, I posted a brief overview of a new fantasy football league strategy to help keep leagues competitive throughout the season (you can find ...

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2nd Quarter: Kendall Wright

A rising college star…2011 first-team All-American, all-time and single-season leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns for his respective school. A combined owned and shared 16 school records, including ...

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The Fantasy Impact of Running Quarterbacks (Update)

Last offseason, I examined the impact of a running quarterback on his running backs and found this relationship to be positive. Twelve of the fifteen quarterback seasons that topped 500 ...

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It’s Still OK To Love Jared Cook

The post-post-hype sleeper cometh. Jared Cook, the 6-foot-5 and 249-pound Tennessee Titans tight end who runs the 40 in an astounding 4.5 seconds, has bee the twinkle in fantasy owners’ eye ...

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2012 Scoring Settings Analysis – WRs

With the Super Bowl in the books, I appreciate you taking the time to check out the final Scoring Settings Analysis piece for 2012 before your annual fake sports hibernation ...

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Vegas Prop Bets and Fantasy Football

I like to gamble.  Those who know me best would tell you I like to gamble too much.  Tough for me to argue.  When you find yourself watching the Women’s ...

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2013 Fantasy Football Tight End Targets

In a continuation of my last two pieces (WR targets & RB targets), I took a deeper look into some advanced metrics to determine some 2013 fantasy football tight end ...

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Fantasy Football: A Game of Opportunity

Football Sunday; the best day of the week for people like me, as I get to kick back, relax, and watch my fantasy football team(s) decide my levels of frustration ...

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2013 Fantasy Football Running Back Targets

After looking at 2013 wide receiver redraft targets through using advanced fantasy football metrics,  I’m now going to analyze several fantasy football running backs who could be in for an ...

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2012 Scoring Settings Analysis – RBs

Hello fake footballers and welcome to the second installment of Scoring Settings Analysis for the 2012 NFL season. The last time around, we looked at how the fantasy rankings of ...

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Playing the Slots: Larry Fitzgerald Edition

Reggie Wayne is the model. Wayne, a year after his Indianapolis career was considered very much over, was moved from his almost permanent spot as left outside wide receiver to (primarily) ...

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2013 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Targets

My new Pro Football Focus premium stats subscription has allowed me to delve further into several position players whose talent I like and find numbers to back me up. Part ...

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I Can’t Quit You: Darren McFadden

Last season Ryan Mathews waged a war against my fantasy teams.  It wasn’t until last week, when I killed him in my Fake Football debut article that I was finally ...

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Sophomore Slump (Busters): RB Edition

In a league where quarterbacks have captured the spotlight, elite running backs have become increasingly scarce and more valuable than ever. With dual-back systems becoming an integral part of many ...

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NFC Championship Game Preview

As everyone predicted 4 months ago, Matt Ryan and Colin Kaepernick are the 2 starting quarterbacks in the NFC Championship Game. Colin Kaepernick has made me a full believer. I wavered ...

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The Death of a Value Quarterback

Rid yourself of any illusions you may have had in December. You’re not getting Colin Kaepernick on the cheap in 2013. Those owners who love nothing more than a supreme value ...

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Staff Divisional Round Playoff Rankings

The second weekend of NFL playoff action is headed our way, which means there are plenty of playoff lineups to be set. To help with this endeavor, we proudly present ...

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Harry Douglas: FanDuel Hero. Don’t Laugh.

Atlanta Falcons’ wide receiver Harry Douglas only played 55 percent of his team’s offensive snaps this season. Matt Ryan targeted him 59 times. The guy had 26 receptions all year. So ...

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2012 Scoring Settings Analysis – QBs

As the commissioner of multiple leagues and a participant in many other leagues, I’ve played fake football with a variety of different league settings. In this article, I’ll be taking ...

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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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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: FINAL STANDINGS

Before we get into the wondrous winners, we would like to thank all 336 participants of this year’s 28 The Fake Football Reader Leagues. We have thoroughly enjoyed having you ...

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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 16 War Room

Week 16 means it’s time to get down to business. Thankfully, getting down to business is what we at The Fake Football are all about! Below you will find links ...

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Week 16 NFL Picks

Week 16 boasts a number of lop sided contests.  Among the large favorites are the Broncos, Bears, Packers, Texans, Patriots, Panthers, and Colts, while there is a lot of fan ...

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Week 16 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

It’s the end of the line in these here places. The 2012 fantasy football season is drawing to a close for just about all fantasy leagues in week 16, and ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 15

We are down to the finals for the 28 The Fake Football Reader Leagues and the competition in each league has been fierce. Remember, the overall points leader (see below) ...

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 16

How would you like to find a little extra holiday cash in your stocking this weekend? Well, we can make that happen with some FanDuel action this weekend to lessen ...

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Week 16 Ranksauce

If you are fortunate enough to have reached your championship game this week, you must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. You ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 16 Edition

I whiffed, and I have no regrets. The Bengals’ defense was the quintessential dreamy streamer Thursday night against the bumbling Eagles, while the Browns’ defense – which I highly recommended if ...

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Week 16 Waiver Wire

If your team has survived the various injuries and referee screw-jobs of the fake football season thus far, chances are your team won’t need much help from the waiver wire ...

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Week 15 War Room

Week 15 is here and if you are reading this, your fantasy team is still alive. Nice work. Our mission now is to continue our climb to the top of ...

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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 15 Ranksauce

I’d like to thank Rashard Mendenhall and Brandon Jacobs for getting themselves suspended for conduct detrimental to their respective teams. They really cleared up the running back hierarchies in Pittsburgh ...

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 15

Did your team get bounced from the fantasy playoffs? Were you the unfortunate victim of the Seattle Seahawks’ incredible fantasy scoring effort last week? GOOD! That means you have more ...

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6 Ways to Upgrade Your Team for the Stretch Run

Whether your fantasy football team finds itself battling for a playoff berth or on Easy Street to the postseason, who couldn’t use an upgrade or two? Former NFL coach Bill Parcells ...

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Week 15 Waiver Wire

My condolences to those of you who were bounced from the fake football playoffs by the Seahawks defense or Cam Newton in Week 14. I crashed and burned the old-fashioned ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 15 Edition

I will not, I refuse, I won’t. Put it out of your collective mind, streamers. We’ve been fixated on the Chiefs this season, and for only the best reasons: They have ...

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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 Injury Rundown

Alright fake footballers, we’re starting crunch time here at TheFakeFootball HQ. It’s going to be a very crucial week for a lot of you vying for playoffs spots or jockeying ...

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Week 14 War Room

The playoffs are here! The playoffs are here! Buckle up and get ready to rumble, as this could be the last weekend for your fantasy team. To prevent an early ...

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Week 14 NFL Picks

  Sometimes you miss, and sometimes you Week 13 it.  It can only go up from that debacle. Here are my week 14 NFL Picks: Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers The Falcons are ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 13

The fake football regular season is now complete and the playoffs are finally underway. Before we dive into the playoff picture, lets see how the 28 The Fake Football Reader ...

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Fanduel Bargains: Week 14

The FanDuel world is ripe for the pickin’ this week, which means it’s time to get out the duffel bags and rubber bands, because we are about to get paid. ...

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Fantasy Football Lessons Learned: 2012 Regular Season

Hello Fake Footballers! Asher Molk here- usually, I author the “Buy Low/Sell High” column and act as the arbiter of trading in this daunting world of fantasy football wheelin’ and ...

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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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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 14 Staff Ranks

This is it! The fake football playoffs have finally arrived! After all the rankings, waiver claims, and trade debate, it’s finally time to strap on the big boy pants and ...

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Week 14 Ranksauce

For those of you lucky skilled enough to make the fake football playoffs, the Week 14 Ranksauce is here to guide you on your path to postseason victory. For those ...

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Week 13 Target Breakdown

Is DMC worth a start against a tough Denver run D?  Is Amendola worth the risk if he takes the field?  Do you know how to post videos to Facebook?  ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 14 Edition

#LongLiveLindley, am I right? Here’s to hoping you plugged and played the Jets’ defense last week against what could very well be the league’s most lifeless offense; even worse, somehow, than ...

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Week 14 Waiver Wire

For most of us, the fake football regular season is in the books. With many teams eliminated and fewer teams vying for players on the waiver wire, remember to consider ...

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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 13 Injury Rundown

We’re getting there Fakefootballers! We’re on week 13 and yes injuries hurt more than ever for playoff hopefuls, I’d say there’s always someone there on your waiver wire who can ...

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Week 13 War Room

Whether you have a playoff spot locked up, or are in a knock-down, drag-out battle royale for the coveted #6 seed, week 13 is undeniably a big one. The biggest ...

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Week 13 NFL Picks

Hey Norv Turner, Ray Rice made your defense look foolish, cost me a tasty cold beverage and reserved you a spot alongside Rex Ryan in the unemployment line.  Football is ...

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Week 13 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

The 13th week in fantasy football is about to hit us like a storm cloud. It’s the week before most fantasy leagues dive head first into the playoffs, and it’s ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 12

Twelve weeks are now in the books and the playoffs are just days away. Before we tackle the final week of regular season play, lets see how the 28 The ...

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Meta-Gabeing: The Many Flavors Of Fantasy Football Ownership

Howdy folks and welcome to Meta-Gabeing. Your one stop shop for everything everything. Moving along….. Considering we live in an age of instant interaction unlike any other, it always surprises me how ...

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 13

As injuries mount up around the NFL, the potential for uncovering FanDuel bargains in the world of weekly fantasy football continues to grow. Especially at running back, there are ample ...

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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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Buy Low/Sell High: Week 13

Hello Fake Footballers! My name is Asher Molk, and I am really looking forward to helping you win your fake football leagues via smart and savvy trading. “Buying Low” and ...

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Week 13 Ranksauce

Hopefully you’re not triskaidekaphobic, fake footballers, because Week 13 is upon us. If you are, just focus on the fact that this week features every NFL team’s 12th game while ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 13 Staff Ranks

The final week of the regular season has finally arrived. For those of you nursing leads and preparing for playoff bye weeks, congratulations. For those of you looking at “win ...

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Target Breakdown: Week 12

Hello er’body.  The 11th hour is upon us and for some of us, this is the last week of the regular season before the playoffs begin.  The trade deadline has ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 13 Edition

We should all, as civilized, decent people, buy Ryan Lindley jerseys this week. It’s the least we can do. It was the Cardinals’ rookie quarterback, after all, who saved us from ourselves ...

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Week 13 Waiver Wire

The fake football season is winding down and you probably have a good idea about which of your fake squads is still in contention for the playoffs. Before you start ...

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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 12 War Room

Welcome one, welcome all, welcome those who played against RGIII, Dez, and New England on Thursday….to the Week 12 War Room. If you were one of the poor souls who ...

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Week 12 NFL Picks

Week 12 started slowly with the Texans only winning by a field goal and the Cowboys falling asleep – again – in the 2nd quarter.  Season record stands at 23-16. ...

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Week 12 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

I did something right this week, as Robert Griffin III owns the number two spot in my week 12 fantasy player rankings. And you’d think if I owned RG3 and ...

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Week 12 Ranksauce

Hey fake footballers, welcome to the Week 12 Ranksauce. I’m really feeling the Thanksgiving tradition this week, so I’m going to kick things off with a ranking of savory Turkey ...

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Week 12 Waiver Wire

Gobble gobble, and welcome to the Week 12 Waiver Wire. Before you eat yourself into a vegetative state on Thursday, remember to set your lineups for the early game as ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 12 Edition

Don’t worry, everyone. I’ve sent a strongly-worded hand-written note to Sam Bradford, informing him that he repeatedly put our Rams’ streaming defense in less-than-envious positions in Week 11, as the ...

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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 11 War Room

Week 11 means that we have just three weeks until the fake football season takes a very real turn for the playoffs. Whether your squad needs a 3-0 stretch run, ...

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Week 11 NFL Picks

It certainly has been an up and down season, but with another 2-1 week, the NFL picks season record stands at 18-11.  The Ravens and Seahawks cruised to victories last ...

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Week 11 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

Michael Vick is toast. Nick Foles could be on his way to becoming a God in Philadelphia (for at least one week). Steelers fans have to deal with Byron Leftwich ...

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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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FanDuel Bargains: Week 11

Week 11 is here and the NFL scheduling department has been nice enough to provide some solid fantasy point producing matchups for us to capitalize on in weekly fantasy games.Both ...

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Buy Low/Sell High: Week 11

  Hello Fake Footballers! My name is Asher Molk, and I am really looking forward to helping you win your fake football leagues via smart and savvy trading. “Buying Low” and ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 11 Staff Ranks

// Week 11 is quickly upon us, and brings the last batch of bye weeks for the season, in addition to a huge crop of replacement quarterbacks. We will be ...

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Week 11 Ranksauce

Bye weeks are pretty annoying for most fake footballers, but in a week like this with 12.5% of NFL teams on bye, my player-ranking task is 12.5% easier. With that ...

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The Matchup Machine: Week 11 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 11 of the Matchup Machine. This is a feature Chet started using to help me out over at thefakebasketball.com in our daily fantasy basketball matchups. It proved ...

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Week 10 Target Breakdown

Hey gang.  I hope I find you basking in the glow of victory this fine Tuesday.  Week ten has come and gone and we’re officially entering the final push for ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 11 Edition

It’s been good couple weeks in the defensive streaming business. The Colts dropped a Week 10 Thursday night people’s elbow on the Jaguars just a week after the Chargers dismantled ...

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Week 11 Waiver Wire

Yesterday morning, I was wearing this T-shirt proudly. Now what? Is there a specific rule about what to do with your sports wardrobe when your team plays to a tie ...

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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 NFL Picks

The Week 9 NFL picks went well, and resulted in the second big pay day of the season. The Texans didn’t quite get the two touchdown spread I set, but ...

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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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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 9

Nine weeks are now in the books an the competition among fake footballers is becoming fierce. Before we battle down the homestretch of the regular season, lets see how the ...

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Meta-Gabeing: Putting It All Together

Howdy folks and welcome back to Meta-Gabeing. Over the past three weeks we’ve been discussing concepts that can help us turn a losing situation into one where we have a ...

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The Matchup Machine: Week 10 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 10 of the Matchup Machine. This is a feature Chet started using to help me out over at thefakebasketball.com in our daily fantasy basketball matchups. It proved ...

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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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Buy Low/Sell High: Week 10

Hello Fake Footballers! My name is Asher Molk, and I am really looking forward to helping you win your fake football leagues via smart and savvy trading. “Buying Low” and ...

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 10

After a monstrous week of fake football scoring in week 9, we are back in action, looking for the best FanDuel bargains for week 10. Now that 9 weeks of ...

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Thursday Night Football is Must See TV

Thursday, the 8th of November 2012 is an important date.  Some may have had it circled on their calendar months ago, while others may still over look the significance of ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 10 Staff Ranks

// Week 10 has arrived and brings with it some exciting matchups and difficult bye weeks. Things kick off with Indy and Jacksonville on Thursday night, and finish off with ...

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Chet’s Week 10 Rankings

Here are my rankings for week 10. Thank you for all your support and I hope we can work together in the next four years to bring great disgrace and ...

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Week 9 Target Breakdown

Welcome everybody to the wild week nine wrap-up known officially as Target Breakdown.  It certainly was a wild week in the NFL as Martin court-martialed the Raiders for the fourth ...

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Defenses Against Wide Receivers

  I was having trouble finding completion percentages against individual positions, so I threw these numbers together. I’ve sorted them by completion percentage, but I added some other numbers for the ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 10 Edition

You’re still buzzing from the Chargers’ defense’s 24-point atomic bomb last Thursday night against an ever-unraveling Chiefs’ offense that has been nothing if not generous to its opponents. Here’s a coffee. ...

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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 War Room

Get out your calculator. Don’t worry, you don’t necessarily need your confusing graphing calculator from calculus class, just the calculator on your phone will suffice. Ok, the fantasy season is ...

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Week 9 NFL Picks

Going to roll with 5 rapid fire NFL picks this week.  The Titans and Chargers let me down last week, and I just couldn’t find the courage to put my ...

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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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Meta-Gabeing: Unconscious Recall And Information Cascades

Howdy and welcome back to another edition of Meta-Gabeing. This week we’ll be wrapping up our three part series on the fundamentals of strategy based gaming. If you haven’t read ...

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Darren Sproles Breaks Hand And Hearts

For all you fake footballers who had planned on starting Darren Sproles this Monday night, well, I guess you still can if you like losing, but he went and broke ...

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Chet’s Week 9 Fantasy Football Rankings

  Here be my Week 9 Rankings for all your rankings fetishes (sickos). Ask me your start/sit questions in the comments and I’ll do my best not to make things worse. // Fantasy ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 8

The completion of week 8 puts us directly at the half way point of our 16 week fake football season. Before we head into the homestretch of the regular season, ...

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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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Buy Low/Sell High: Week 9

Hello Fake Footballers! My name is Asher Molk, and I am really looking forward to helping you win your fake football leagues via smart and savvy fantasy football trading. “Buying ...

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Here is the fantasy football strength of schedule for each position. Just click on the position you would like to see there at the bottom. The higher the number the ...

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The Matchup Machine: Week 9 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 9 of the Matchup Machine. This is a feature Chet started using to help me out over at thefakebasketball.com in our daily fantasy basketball matchups. It proved ...

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 9

The calendar has flipped to November, and the holidays are quickly approaching. As you begin to sift through the Christmas list your son or daughter made in July, think of ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 9 Staff Ranks

It’s time for Week 9, which means it’s time to figure out how to replace Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene in your fantasy lineups! On a serious note, New England, ...

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Week 8 Target Breakdown

“Whooooaaaa we’re half way there; whooooooaaaa livin’ on a prayer.”  Hello friends and fake football fanatics.  We’ve made it to the half way mark and whether your glass half full ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 9 Edition

I have anecdotal evidence that makes me believe many of you could not or would not use the Cardinals’ defense as your Week 8 dreamy streamer. Good for you, dear reader. ...

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Week 9 Waiver Wire

Of course the weekend I visit Philadelphia is the weekend the worst storm to venture north of Carolina decides to run rampant through the northeast. I’ve managed to weather the ...

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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 8 NFL Picks

The Patriots went and threw me under the bus again in Week 7, but the Bears, Packers and Saints came through, and I had my first real pay-day of the ...

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Meta-Gabeing: Making The Percentage Play

Welcome back to another week of Meta-Gabeing. If you haven’t read last week’s article yet, I highly recommend doing so before proceeding. The concept we’ll discuss today builds directly upon ...

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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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Buy Low/Sell High: Week 8

Hello Fake Footballers! My name is Asher Molk, and I am really looking forward to helping you win your fake football leagues via smart and savvy trading. “Buying Low” and ...

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The Matchup Machine: Week 8 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 7 of the Matchup Machine. This is a feature Chet started using to help me out over at thefakebasketball.com in our daily fantasy basketball matchups. It proved ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 8 Ranksauce

Greetings, fake footballers, and welcome to the Week 8 Ranksauce. Here are the facts: 1. Tonight’s NFL game goes up against the World Series*. 2. An anagram of World Series is “weird ...

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Defenses vs Tight Ends: Week 8

Here are this week’s stats for defenses against tight ends. You can check out the Defenses vs Quarterbacks, Running Backs and Wide Receivers under those hyperlinks. Check out how well defenses play ...

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Defenses vs Wide Receivers: Week 8

Here are this week’s stats for defenses vs wide receivers. You can check out the Defenses vs Quarterbacks, Running Backs and Tight Ends under those hyperlinks. Check out how well defenses play ...

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Defenses vs Running Backs: Week 8

Here are this week’s stats for defenses vs running backs. You can check out the Defenses vs Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, and Tight Ends under those hyperlinks. FO – Football Outsiders rankings of ...

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Defenses vs Quarterbacks: Week 8

Check out how well defenses play against quarterbacks in the table below. You can check out the Defenses vs Running Backs,  Wide Receivers and Tight Ends under those hyperlinks. FO – Football ...

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Chet’s Week 8 Fantasy Football Rankings

Here are my rankings for Week 8. I’ll answer all your start/sit questions in the comments to the best of my fake football ability. Good luck all! Oh, and be sure ...

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 8

Like a little Frankenstein or a miniature Dracula, why don’t we all open up our giant Halloween bags and get ready for week 8? Except it won’t be Kit Kats ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 8 Staff Ranks

// Week 8 is upon us and bye weeks are in full force yet again. Buffalo, Cincinnati, Baltimore, and Houston are taking the week off to relax, which means we ...

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Week 7 Target Breakdown

What’s up ballers and shot callers?  Like ‘Lil Troy, we all want twenty inch blades on the Impala, but what about those of us who are driving Geo Trackers?  Is ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 8 Edition

I felt your pain, heard your cries of agony, felt the sting of your varied and lewd curses. From my humble home in suburban Maryland, where I sat with a ...

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Week 8 Waiver Wire

A swarm of injury bugs swept through the NFL in Week 7, but never fear! The Week 8 Waiver Wire is here to help you pluck out the stingers.   QUARTERBACKS Brady Quinn, ...

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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 7 War Room

Wow, that team with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones must be off to a nice start. How about that team with Peyton Manning, Jamaal Charles, and Jeremy Maclin? What about ...

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Week 7 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

There are a couple of things you should do in life. Watch Dexter and Breaking Bad. Go to a game at Lambeau Field. Participate in a drunken night of karaoke. ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 6

Week 6 is complete and we are creeping toward the critical stretch run of the 2012 fantasy season. How does your team stack up? Let’s find out and take a ...

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Week 7 NFL Picks

I rolled on with another 2 and 1 showing last week, as the Patriots blew a 13 point lead in the 4th quarter.  I’ve found success in stubbornness sticking with ...

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Meta-Gabeing: Playing To Win

Hello and howdy, the name’s Gabriel. This series isn’t going to be about numbers or player analysis, there are already plenty of experts who do a much better job than ...

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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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Chet’s Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings

Here are my rankings for Week 7. These, as usual, aren’t set in stone. As I receive news about injuries and I continue to look into the matchups more closely, ...

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Buy Low/Sell High: Week 7

Hello Fake Footballers! My name is Asher Molk, and I am really looking forward to helping you win your fake football leagues via smart and savvy trading. “Buying Low” and ...

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The Matchup Machine: Week 7 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 7 of the Matchup Machine. This is a feature Chet started using to help me out over at thefakebasketball.com in our daily fantasy basketball matchups. It proved ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 7 Staff Ranks

Is it just me, or does it feel like half the NFL is on bye this week? No? Just me? Ok, either way, strap up your boots and dig into ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 7 Ranksauce

Six teams on bye means we’re looking at three games fewer than a full slate of NFL contests in Week 7. To be fair, it’s not like many of us ...

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 7

Bye weeks are in full force this week, giving us slimmer pickings in the FanDuel world, but also providing some additional options for cheaper value plays. Before we get into ...

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Trending into Week 7

The first few weeks in the NFL season are unpredictable at best, and most fantasy owners either tread water or make hasty decisions.  Most are guilty of both to a ...

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Week 6 Target Breakdown

G’day mates.  Let’s put another win on the barbie.  Two thumbs up to all of you who get the allusion to one of my all-time favorite movies, Dumb and Dumber—a ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 7 Edition

Your defensive streaming assignment last week was to let Brady Quinn wash over you, and despite the best efforts of Kansas City coaches to limit Muscle McGee’s throws to four-yard ...

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Week 7 Waiver Wire

The waiver wire isn’t exactly teeming with fresh options this week. Many of the best potential pickups are players that could or should have been added last week. Meanwhile, most ...

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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 6 War Room

The fake football season is nearly half way there (in my best Bon Jovi voice) and that means your team needs all the victories it can get it’s paws on. ...

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Week 6 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

Thursday Night Football tormented our hearts and souls, as I can only imagine the remainder of week six will do to us all. Not sure what I’m talking about? Chris ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 5

Week 5 is wrapped up and the fantasy football season is nearing it’s mid-point. How does your team stack up? Let’s find out and take a look at  the 28 ...

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Week 6 NFL Picks

Week five wasn’t too bad at all, of course the Ravens couldn’t cover the 5 point spread I put them at, but the 49ers and Bears took care of business ...

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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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Buy Low/Sell High: Week 6

Hello Fake Footballers! My name is Asher Molk, and I am really looking forward to helping you win your fake football leagues via smart and savvy trading. “Buying Low” and ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 6 Ranksauce

If the following rankings for Week 6 don’t help you win your fake football match-up, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle*! // Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros *Subject to California’s primate adoption ...

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 6

Before we get into the week 6 FanDuel best buys, make sure to hop in The Fake Football’s Week 6 $200 FanDuel Contest. The entry fee is one single U.S. ...

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Rest Of Season Fantasy Strength Of Schedule

Now that we have five weeks of data under our belts I think we can start looking a little harder at the Fantasy Strength Of Schedule for the rest of ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 6 Staff Ranks

Week 6 has arrived and decided to bring injuries and bye weeks along too! How nice. Scope out our staff rankings below and be sure to leave those questions in ...

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The Matchup Machine: Week 6 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 6 of the Matchup Machine. This is a feature Chet started using to help me out over at thefakebasketball.com in our daily fantasy basketball matchups. It proved ...

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Week 5 Target Breakdown

Gutentag gamers.  Welcome to another installment of target breakdown where the fun never stops and the numbers never lie.  At least I hope that’s the case.  Well, there’s nothing more ...

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Defensive Statistics vs QB, RB, WR, TE

I thought we could take a look at how defenses are stacking up against each offensive position so far this season. It’s always tough to know how much a defense ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 6 Edition

The Vikings and Rams – the duo of defenses that I so breathlessly recommended last week to Fake Football fiends – warmed your fantasy heart, thanks in large part to ...

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Chet’s Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings

Here are my preliminary Week 6 Rankings. I’ll be updating and adding blurbs as the week goes on. Please leave all your questions in the comments and I’ll do my best ...

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Week 6 Waiver Wire

The days are growing shorter, the nights are getting colder, and the fake football flu has many symptoms. Whether you are suffering from bye week bursitis or a low RB ...

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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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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 4

Week 4 is finished up the Cardinals and Rams have already kicked off week 5 in boring fashion, so we can now take a look at the aftermath from the ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 5 Ranksauce

Just like getting the real NFL refs back, the Week 5 Ranksauce is better late than never. Don’t worry, I already flagged myself for “delay of game”. I am typing ...

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Week 5 NFL Picks

It was a battle back sweep last week, and after a few weeks to warm up, it is time to go with 3 NFL picks this week.  Tune in.

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Don’t Quit on Pitta

Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta went from Kate Upton to Dina Lohan in one week. He was sexy, and then he wasn’t. Pitta, after leading all tight ends in targets through three ...

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Buy Low/Sell High: Week 5

Hello Fake Footballers! My name is Asher Molk, and I am really looking forward to helping you win your fake football leagues via smart and savvy trading. I realize it’s ...

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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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Fantasy Football Rankings: Chet’s Week 5 Ranks

Rankings for opponent spankings — // And join our Week 5 FanDuel League if you are so inclined. Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 5

Before we get into the week 5 bargain bin buys at FanDuel, make sure to check out our Week 5 $200 NFL Contest at FanDuel. The cost this week is ...

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The Matchup Machine: Week 5 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 5 of the Matchup Machine. This is a feature Chet started using to help me out over at thefakebasketball.com in our daily fantasy basketball matchups. It proved ...

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Week 4 Target Breakdown

Wassup subscribers of all things spurious?  It’s hard to believe that we’re a quarter of the way through the fantasy season.  Some of you are sitting pretty at 3-1 or ...

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NFL Player Target Percentages

I knew I’d get you with that title! Crazy stuff huh? Well, I am currently working on my target post over at Rotoworld and I decided to check out how ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 5 Edition

Now to delve into my other specialty: zombies. You, dear defensive streamer, are undead, no thought in your rage-ravaged mind, only a radiant impulse for brains, flesh, and blood. You’ll do ...

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Week 5 Waiver Wire

Welcome to the Week 5 Waiver Wire, where you will find all the spiciest ingredients for improving your fantasy stew. Week 5 may not be the week to blow a ...

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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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Week 4 War Room

Welcome, fake footballers, you have just arrived at the official headquarters for every last lineup choice and every last tweak to the roster that will get you that all important ...

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Week 4 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

Who would have thought Brandon Weeden and the Browns would have given the Ravens a run for their money? Well, they did, and that just goes to show you that ...

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The Injury Rundown: NFL Week 4

Attention to all FakeFootballers! Here’s another week of injury reports for all of you. I’m sticking to this format as it seems to be the most efficient of the 3. Please ...

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Rest Of Season Strength Of Schedule

Ok, so these numbers you’re going to fry your eyes with are from the first three weeks. That officially is not enough data to feel great about their accuracy. But ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Chet’s Week 4 Ranks

Good day y’all and y’allettes. I have some rankings for you below these here words. Please read them and think about what you are doing with your life. You are ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 3

Week 3 is finished up (and week 4 has already begun!), so we can now take a look at the aftermath from the 28 The Fake Football Reader Leagues! Through three ...

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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 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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Buy Low/Sell High: Week 4

Hello Fake Footballers! My name is Asher Molk, and I am really looking forward to helping you win your fake football leagues via smart and savvy trading. I realize it’s ...

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 4

First up is our main order of business, The Fake Football Week 4 $250 FanDuel Freeroll! Give it a try and submit a FREE lineup with a chance to win ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 4 Ranksauce

Open wide and say “Ah”. Here comes a heaping spoonful of fake football rankings for Week 4. // Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 4 Staff Ranks

// The NFL season is a trio of weeks old, and there are some solid matchups headed our way in week 4…and we may even have real referees! Check out ...

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The Matchup Machine: Week 4 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 4 of the Matchup  Machine. 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 ...

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Team Red Zone Numbers

Here are the numbers for NFL teams inside the red zone. I find these interesting, because amazingly, when the team your fantasy player is on, gets into the red zone, ...

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Week 3 Target Breakdown

Welcome back for another target seschswan. Though there weren’t many unknowns jumping on the fantasy train to relevance town this week, some noticeable trends are developing.  In this edition of ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 4 Edition

This week, for us dyed-in-the-wool defensive streamers, is an embarrassment of riches – and not because there are a cavalcade of mouth-watering plug-and-play defensive options on your local waiver wire. We ...

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Week 4 Waiver Wire

We’re barely beyond the Golden Taint fiasco, but I’m here to talk about a different breed of replacements. The following players are Jimmy-McGinty-approved waiver wire options to replace the underachievers on ...

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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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Week 3 War Room

Week 3 has arrived in full force, and THIS is your one stop shop for fake football preparation. Whether your beloved squadron is sitting fat at 2-0, hanging in there ...

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The Injury Rundown: NFL Week 3

Attention to all FakeFootballers! Here’s another week of injury reports for all of you. I’m trying out different variations of formats from week to week, please give me a shout at ...

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Fantasy Football Week 3: Last Second Decisions

It’s like they say – another week in fantasy football, more problems. Okay, that’s not the saying at all, but you get the idea. The point is, it never changes. ...

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Week 3 NFL Picks

 With Week 2 in the rearview mirror, it is time to snap up a couple road wins and get the lock bus back on the free and easy. Thanks for tuning ...

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Week 3 Fake Football Friday Mailbag

Knee jerk reactions, buy lows/sell highs, panic, and hope.  All ideas two weeks of fantasy football have brought out in us on prominent display in this Week 3 version of ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 2

Week 2 is all wrapped up, so we can now take a look at the aftermath from the 28 The Fake Football Reader Leagues! First, congratulations to “Keep Calm Free Sean” ...

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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 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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Buy Low/Sell High: Week 3

Hello Fake Footballers! My name is Asher Molk, and I am really looking forward to helping you win your fake football leagues via smart and savvy trading. I realize it’s ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 3 Staff Ranks

Getting ready to build on that 2-0 record? Looking to turn your season around after an 0-2 start? Then join Chet, Jeff, and Greg in The Fake Football’s Week 3 ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 3 Ranksauce

Four parts match-ups, two parts consistency, one part upside, and one part coin-flipping, the Week 3 Ranksauce has been mixed, sifted, and heated to the precise temperature of Tom Coughlin’s ...

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 3

As week 3 quickly approaches, The Fake Football and FanDuel are back with The Fake Football’s Week 3 $250 Freeroll.The two most important takeaways from the previous sentence are $250 ...

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The Matchup Machine: Week 3 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 3 of the Matchup  Machine. 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 ...

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Week 2 Target Breakdown

Hello fellow titans of the intangible.  Hopefully you all enjoyed a solid week one outing.  It appears as though I did a great job last week telling you who not ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Chet’s Week 3 Ranks

These are pretty raw right now, but I wanted to get them out to you early. I’ll be tweaking as usual until Sunday, a half-second before kickoff, so you know, ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 3 Edition

Defensive streamers have a shiny new target: the Tennessee Titans. For all their potentially explosive weapons, this offense has been a hideous affront to our NFL watching eyes. Jake Locker and ...

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Week 3 Waiver Wire

We’re two weeks deep into the fake football season and the waiver wire pickings are starting to fit into their snug hipster jeans. The fashionable kids out there in fantasy ...

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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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Week 2 War Room

Here at The Fake Football, we are going to close our eyes, take a deep breath, and pretend that Thursday night never happened. No single digit pouting performance from Cutler, ...

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Week 2 NFL Locks

There are a lot of conflicting opinions on the Redskins vs. Rams contest, in addition to the Cowboys vs. Seahawks.  I threw the statistics aside, and went with logic.  Tune ...

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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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Fantasy Football Rankings: Chet’s Week 2 Ranks

Here are my rankings for this week.  I am still tweaking and adding comments and probably will continue to do so until Sunday morning, so check back every 3.2 seconds ...

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 2

Aaaaaaaand we’re back! Just in case week 1 slapped you with the cold hand of defeat, or injury, The Fake Football and FanDuel are here to give you another shot ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues: Week 1

Week 1 is has been tucked in tight and put to bed, so we can now take a look at the aftermath from the 28 The Fake Football reader leagues! First, ...

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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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Defensive Statistics vs QB, RB, WR, TE

I thought we could take a look at how defenses are stacking up against each offensive position so far this season. It’s always tough to know how much a defense ...

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Links That Don’t Stink

Every fantasy obsessive with an Internet connection is still analyzing every solitary Chris Johnson carry, Robert Griffin III isn’t dumb, and there’s a brand new and incredibly innovative way for ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 2 Ranksauce

Week 2 is upon us, fake footballers! Whether you won or lost in your season opener, remember not to overreact to everything you saw in Week 1. Plenty of the ...

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Buy Low/Sell High: Week 2

Hello Fake Footballers! My name is Asher Molk, and I am really looking forward to helping you win your fake football leagues via smart and savvy trading. I realize it’s ...

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The Matchup Machine: Week 2 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 2 of the Matchup  Machine. 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 ...

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Week 1 Target Breakdown

Hello patrons of the football world.  I’m Jones and I’m here to help you earn respect for your unceasing and uncanny prowess of all things immaterial, most notably fantasy football.  ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 2 Staff Ranks

Week 1 is finally over. What a blast, huh? Unless, of course, you own Fred Jackson. If that is the case, I could assure you that the joyous screams from ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 2 Edition

I know you’ve been dreaming of streaming defenses because, like me, you’re a very sick person who thinks of little else but fake football. Seek therapy, but first, read about ...

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The Fake Football Spotlight League Draft!

Good Day, Ladies & Gents! Welcome to The Fake Football’s Spotlight league. This league will include all your favorite FFB writers, so you can get into our minds and see how ...

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Week 2 Waiver Wire

Week 1 is in the books and it’s important not to overreact to the results, despite the fact that every fiber of your being is demanding that you do. You’ve ...

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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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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 Fantasy Football Mailbag

You have questions and I have silly responses that I’ve cleverly disguised as answers.  Let’s get the ball rolling on this 2012 fantasy season with our Week 1 edition of ...

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The Injury Rundown: NFL Week 1

Welcome Ladies & Gents! It’s that time of the week again! I’ll be updating this column regularly, Wednesdays to give everyone an idea of sits and starts, fill-ins and pretty much ...

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Links That Don’t Stink

Jamaal Charles won’t be chained to a Strasburgian snap count, Ray Rice might have backfield company on or around the goal line, and Joe Haden’s Adderall usage won’t keep the ...

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FanDuel Bargains: Week 1

Before we get to the week 1 FanDuel money makers, make sure you get signed up for The Fake Football’s Week 1 Freeroll. Sign up HERE and get a free ...

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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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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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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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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 1 Staff Ranks

// All that blood, sweat, and alcohol we poured out during draft season has led us to this moment…Week 1!!! It’s finally here! Now scroll down and find out how ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 1 Ranksauce

Fake footballers, I’m going to level with you. Week 1 is a bit of a crap-shoot. We have two frames of reference in which to evaluate fantasy players for the ...

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Steal Ryan Mathews

You have 24 hours – 48, maybe – to break into the vault of your league mate’s insecurities and pry away Chargers running back Ryan Mathews. Mathews, who broke his collarbone ...

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Chet’s Week 1 Ranks

// Check out my week one rankings just below this area where the sentences are. I’ll be updating this as news comes in so check back at least every 5 ...

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TheFakeFootball $250 FanDuel Freeroll

After spending hours dissecting The Fake Football Rankings, printing out cheat sheets, and devouring the strategy department, you have ACED you fantasy football draft(s). Very, very nice work, my friend. Now ...

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I Just Got Dummied In My Draft

I got absolutely dummied twice today.  The first time, I was standing over a 55 yard approach shot after a 285 bomb down broadway, and walked over to the ball ...

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7 Questions: NFC North

Points, points, and more points! We’re taking a look at the high flying and fantasy laden NFC North in this version of “7 Questions.” 1. Where should I draft AP? I get ...

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The Tim Tebow Paradox

Chinese food smells awful but tastes delicious. Likewise, Tim Tebow is a terrible “real” quarterback but a total fantasy football stud. We need to be able to separate the two ...

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AFC Running Back by Committee Breakdown

With the NFC running back committees out of the way, it’s time to turn our attention the AFC platoons. The worst offenders – namely the Lions, Saints, and Redskins – ...

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Beware the Bandwagon Effect: Benson and Olsen

Cedric Benson’s fumbleitis will suppress his fantasy value and Greg Olsen won’t get enough tosses from Cam Newton to achieve top-10 tight end status. These truths, my fellow fantasy friends, are ...

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5 Bold Predictions for this Fantasy Football Season

If we didn’t have people in and around the Internet’s making bold predictions for this fantasy football season, well, all of our rankings would probably look like the pile of ...

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NFC Running Back by Committee Breakdown

They are four innocuous words – “Running Back by Committee” – but together they constitute the most terrifying phrase in the fake football lexicon. Whether it’s a scheme hatched by ...

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Drafting With The Number One Pick

So I’ve taken The Football Guys aggregated ADP from across the internets and did a one person mock draft with the numero uno draft slot.  I put guys that I ...

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The Expert on Fantasy Experts

Zach Law is the Mike Wallace of fantasy football. And by Mike Wallace, I don’t mean the longtime preseason holdout and spur in the side of Steelers management, of course. I’m ...

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Two QB League Draft Recap

Jones and I, Drew, had our Two Quarterback Keeper League draft on Sunday. After finishing up, I was ready to tell my leaguemates “Say my name” like Walter White. My ...

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Preseason Fantasy Football Mailbag

Seriously, how awesome are fantasy football drafts? Scientific Answer: super freaking awesome. I know I’m amped all day when I have a draft that night.  When the countdown begins, I get shaky ...

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The Anatomy of Fantasy Football Rankings

First of all, my sincere apologies to those of you who mistakenly found yourself here due to the words “anatomy” and “fantasy” in the title. Because this is a family ...

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Links That Don’t Stink

Displaying his mastery of Microsoft Excel’s RANDBETWEEN function, Fantasy Douche is helping your feeble human brain comprehend recency bias with player injuries, Ben Tate’s fantasy points per touch are sort ...

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Dreaming of Streaming: Week 1 Edition

Yes, this column is called Dreaming of Streaming. It tested through the roof with The Fake Football focus groups: third-graders with a penchant for rhyming. I’ll be your Fake Football guy ...

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2012 Fake Football Staff Rankings

Here are our first Staff Rankings for 2012. We will continue to update these as needed. Please submit all praise and/or complaints to the comment section below. Thank you and ...

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Mr. Fantasy Freak 10 Team Expert Draft Review

Alex Wiesner the main man behind Mr. Fantasy Freak invited me into a 10 Team H2H Experts League to represent the crew here at The Fake Football, and I was happy ...

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Bold Predictions for 2012

So you had Jimmy Graham slated for 99 grabs and 1,300 yards last August? Your summertime projections showed Darren Sproles would rack up 86 receptions for 700 yards and seven ...

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PPR and Non-PPR Fantasy Football Tiers

Here are my Tiers for this year. You can also check out Jeff’s right here. Just Click the “PPR” link at the bottom to get to, um, PPR. Follow @Chet_G //

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2012 Fantasy Football Targets

My targets and sleepers change daily, but here are some guys I’m liking as we close in on fake football draft day! Darren McFadden: – 9 – I understand the apprehension ...

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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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2012 Fantasy Football Auction Values

  Here are Auction Values for a Standard League with a $200 budget. Have at it!

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Links that Don’t Stink

The fantasy world is getting high on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, Justin Blackmon is converting the fake football masses, and Rotoworld‘s Evan Silva thinks your Rodgers/Brady/Brees fetish is super ...

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Draft Video #3: 10-Team, 2-QB, 0.5-PPR Yahoo League

Just in case you didn’t get enough strategy for 2-QB leagues from my fellow fake footballer Drew, this week’s draft video is similarly guaranteed to double your quarterbacks and double ...

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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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Links that Don’t Stink

The Raiders essentially promised fantasy football glory for Darren McFadden this morning, people are using fantasy statistical measurements from the year 3000, and the Internet — and specifically, the Twitter ...

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Two Quarterback League Draft Strategy

This year I am playing in four different leagues- an in person 12 team re-draft, 10 person non PPR re-draft, 12 team Keeper, and then there is my favorite- my ...

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Fake Football Matchups: A Prelude To Statistical Strategery

If you know me from my Razzball days, you’ll know that I love stats and especially matchups stats. So while working on The Fake Basketball I discovered the stat EFF. ...

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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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More Fear and Loathing in Fantasy Land

So many jersey-wearing fantasy football fiends at the inaugural Fantasy Football Fest in Atlantic City were like blackjack players who never hit on 16, even when the dealer is showing ...

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You Down With DHB?

For those of you that read the title of this article and DIDN’T respond with, “Yeah, you know me,” get ready to kick it with one of 2012’s best value ...

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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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Fear and Loathing in Fake Football Land

It never stops, the fantasy chatter, even at the urinal. I’m at the first-ever Fantasy Football Fest in Atlantic City, tweeting like a fiend, watching people who get paid to analyze ...

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FSWA Industry Insiders Draft

I am currently in a slow draft sponsored by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. I thought I would let y’all see how it is going. I’ll be adding commentary, but ...

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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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Fake Football Links That Don’t Stink

To prepare everyone for their upcoming drafts, I have complied some of my favorite fantasy football information that is floating around the internet today. With no further ado, here are ...

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The Fake Football Reader Leagues!

This season we have prizes for each league winner and an overall prize for the team with the most points scored out of all our leagues from Fantasy Sports Trophies.com, ...

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Draft Video #2: 12-Team ESPN Standard League

After drafting them in the first two rounds of last week’s draft videos, Ryan Mathews broke his collarbone and Trent Richardson had to go under the knife for knee surgery. ...

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Keeping Your Fantasy Football League Competitive

  Most fake football players have seen the following week 13 scenario unfold in their fantasy league: Two teams are 6-6…both need wins, coupled with a loss by the other team, ...

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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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Draft Video #1: 10-Team Yahoo Standard League

Hello Fake Footballers! Have you ever wanted to watch someone else draft a fantasy football team? No? Well too bad! In this first installment of what will become a series of ...

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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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The Agony of Choosing: Percy Harvin-Brandon Lloyd Edition

Mock drafts over the past couple weeks have taught me two things: People use draft rooms to scream at each other in all caps about Chik Fil A sandwiches, and ...

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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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Training Camp Breakouts

Training Camp Breakouts   Titus Young – ADP 8.08 Titus Young has been called everything from impressive to unstoppable over the first three days of training camp. Coach Jim Schwartz said Young has ...

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Don’t Draft Megatron

I write this with the understanding that advising against drafting Calvin Johnson in your league’s draft this summer is tantamount to treason among fantasy football’s vast and rabid ranks. Knowing this, ...

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7 Questions: NFC East

Questions. The very root of all we do as fake footballers revolve around questions.  “What do I do with him? Should I start him or him? Can I trade this guy ...

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Player Profile: Brandon Lloyd

With a current average draft position of the 4th pick of the 5th round, Brandon Lloyd is going far too late in fantasy drafts. Owners are obviously concerned that with ...

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Brandon Pettigrew: Unsexy and totally draftable

If you want Jimmy Graham or Rob Gronkowski this year, you have to be all in. They won’t drop to the third round. It’s second round – sometimes even first round ...

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2012 Contract Year Players: Offense

The Fake Football hired an independent consultant (@BBonneville Labratories) to conduct some studies* and here’s what we found: The studies showed that people like money. Through separate rigorous testing, we found that ...

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The Fantasy Impact of Running Quarterbacks

  With the emergence of running quarterbacks like Michael Vick, Tim Tebow, and Cam Newton, I’ve often wondered how their team’s running backs are impacted. I have always believed the impact ...

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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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Die-Hard Fantasy: The Dynasty

Yippee-ki-yay, fake footballers! Us fine folks here at The Fake Football have been spreading the good word of snake draft strategery like wild fire this summer, so let’s take a quick ...

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One Buc Stops Here, Another Starts

Here’s the thing about LeGarrette Blount: he’s not very good at football. The Tampa Bay running back who, in 2010, flew off of fantasy waiver wires like toilet paper from grocery ...

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2012 Fantasy Football: Running the Fantasy Gauntlet

Fantasy football can get tricky, as you all are likely aware, and one of the toughest parts of preparation is deciding between closely rated/ranked players. Rankings and projections do a lot ...

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Maximizing Team Value

I wrote this article to give readers a better understanding of how to draft a successful fantasy football team. Drafting is all about gathering value; owners need to draft players ...

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Does Age Matter? Comparing Jeremy Maclin and Reggie Wayne

The following article is a guest post by Frank DuPont, author of Game Plan: A Radical Approach to Decision Making in the NFL. He also writes about real and fake ...

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Meet Isaiah Pead, Love Him, Draft Him

There’s a workhorse running back with startling elusiveness and power, and he can be had for the low, low price of a twelfth round draft pick this season. His value hinges ...

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Snake Drafts: Position of Power

The 30 minute warning before a snake draft is a very stressful moment in the life of a fake footballer. Apprehensively clicking the “Enter Live Draft” icon and diving head ...

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Wide Receiver Touchdown Rate

Touchdowns per receptions and targets are a couple of my favorite stats. Mainly because big fluctuations usually mean something went badly or awesomely. Take Austin Collie and Jordy Nelson. Please! ...

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Touchdown Regression Is Depressin’

Since I’m no Neil deGrasse Tyson this research I just finished up on touchdown regression is as scientific as Triumph The Insult Comic Dog at the Wiener’s Circle, but it is ...

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2012 Fantasy Tight Ends: Searching For the Next Jimmy Graham

I’m not sure I see another Rob Gronkowski coming up out of nowhere in 2012. In fact, even The Gronk didn’t really come out of “nowhere”, as he existed in ...

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Overvalued & Undervalued Fantasy Picks

Hello Fake Footballers, with drafting time coming up it’s time to find out who’s being overvalued and undervalued. These are just a few to keep you eyes on… Overvalued Matt Schaub QB ...

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Take Our Fake Football Survey!

To help us make our analysis fit your needs more closely please take this short survey. Please and thank you! Take Our Survey! // FYI: Yahoo: Pass TD: 4 Int: -1 Pass Yards: 1 Point Per ...

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2012 Fantasy Football: Top 10 Running Back Handcuffs

The running back position is enticing and dangerous in the same breath in fantasy football. Just when you think you’re on to something and land Jamaal Charles, his knee gives ...

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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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Percy Harvin: Breaking On Through

Thanks to Fantasy Football Pundit for his take on Percy Harvin. Follow him on Twitter for more great insights! Percy Harvin has been in the news recently for things that, ultimately, ...

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Goal Line Savvy and Not-So-Savvy Running Backs

I was wondering about effectiveness of running backs near the goal line so I took a look-see at, well, effectiveness of running backs near the goal line. Seems to make ...

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LaDainian Tomlinson, Fantasy Monster

As all avid Fake Footballers can attest, running backs have routinely ruled the fantasy landscape. There aren’t many feelings as cozy as building a fantasy roster around an exciting and ...

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The Fake Football, Value Based Drafting

I’ve always followed Value Based Drafting to an extent. It’s pretty much common sense. When you look at the top fake football point getters from year to year, the top ...

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Extra Value Menu

Checking current fantasy football ADP (Average Draft Position) reports is one of my favorite summer pastimes, right next to BBQ-ing big hunks of animal and lighting fireworks. Draft positions fluctuate ...

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Mock Draft Recap: Pick 6

For the past week, 12 of the toughest fantasy footballers on the planet have been slugging it out in The Fake Football’s 2012 Mock Draft. Below is the recap from ...

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Mock Draft Recap: Pick 8

For the past week, 12 of the toughest fantasy footballers on the planet have been slugging it out in The Fake Football’s 2012 Mock Draft. Below is the recap from ...

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Mock Draft Recap: Pick 12

Alrighty, folks. The rust has now been officially knocked off the big bad @OrangeBru draft machine, as my very first mock draft of the 2012 season is complete. Drafting at ...

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Mock Draft Recap: Pick 4

Full disclosure: I’m not a huge fan of mock drafts. Mock drafts have less integrity than real drafts because there are no consequences for having a bad draft. It’s like ...

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Mock Draft Recap: Pick 11

For the past week, 12 of the toughest fantasy footballers on the planet have been slugging it out in The Fake Football’s 2012 Mock Draft. Below is the recap from ...

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Mock Draft Recap: Pick 10

For the past week, 12 of the toughest fantasy footballers on the planet have been slugging it out in The Fake Football’s 2012 Mock Draft. Below is our first recap, ...

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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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Value Based Drafting Trends: Part 1, The Wide Receivers

This article is a guest post by Frank DuPont, aka the Fantasy Douche. You can follow the Fantasy Douche on Twitter where he is simply @FantasyDouche. You can also find ...

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Top 10 Dynasty Rookies

G’day Fake Footballers! It’s good to see you, or at least sense your presence. Hey! I sensed that! Ok, well here is my first installment of Dynasty Rookie Rankings. For ...

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Player Profile: Tom Brady

With the emergence of guys like Cam Newton and Matthew Stafford, Tom Brady is quickly falling down analysts’ rankings. I’m here to tell you Tom Brady is more than just ...

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Robert Griffin The Third, #1 Dynasty Rookie Pick

I am currently picking #1 in a dynasty rookie draft so I’ve gone back and forth on who to pick first way too many times. Trent Richardson is who I ...

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Percy Beaucoup Fake Points

Percy Harvin is a dynamic player who in the first half of last season was often snubbed in favor of the less talented, well, less everything in football terms, Devin ...

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Fake Football Persons Of Interest

This column is written to discuss some players that fantasy owners should become familiar with. Obviously things change fast in training camp so keep up to date with incoming news, ...

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Lindy’s Mock Draft

Mock draft season is here! Well, it’s never not mock draft season so, yeah. I did a mock with some other fake football nerds yesterday and my team is below. ...

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Adrian Peterson, Cyborg?

Here is Adrian Peterson running around all willy nilly sans brace. He is out-running teammates in sprints. He’s going side to side now. I think he levitated for 2 minutes ...

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Running Back Finishes

Running backs have very short lifespans in the NFL. They wear down, get hurt, fumble away their jobs, or just stop being good. So I like to look at how ...

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Monday Morning Link Bomb

  Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby. Are teams paying Free Agent Running Backs too much? Mike Silver remembers Junior Seau. Was Roger Goodell thoo harsh in his Saints’ bounty ...

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Matt Ryan, Fantasy Breakout Player

I’ve never been a huge fan of Matt Ryan. Not because I didn’t think he was a good quarterback, but I just didn’t see the fantasy potential for him in ...

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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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How Does Running Back ADP Correlate To Results?

So I decided to take a quick look at ADP vs. Results for running backs because I’m still pretty firmly set in the draft running backs early camp and I ...

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NFL Quarterbacks Throw Mo’ and Better Making Running Backs Blue

This information is fairly easy to realize without the actual statistics but I made some graphs and I didn’t want to just hang them on my wall and stare at ...

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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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