Tag: 2012 Fantasy Football

Twitter For Fantasy Football

Mock Draft in minutes with the Mock Draft Simulator! Even as an admitted twitter addict, I can see why…

Twitter For Fantasy Football

Even as an admitted twitter addict, I can see why many people would have no need or desire to join…

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…

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…

Super Bowl Links That Don’t Stink

We have ourselves a Super Bowl! Championship Sunday proved to be entertaining and it’s hard to dispute that the better…

A Look Back: Quarterback

This is a scary time for us fake football pundits. I have no delusions that I won’t make mistakes, but…

Sophomore Slump (busters): QB Edition

Sophomore Slump…dreaded words to any 2nd year NFL player coming off a successful rookie campaign. It is called a “career”…

Perspective from a Fantasy Football World

The concept and foundation of the phenomenon we call fantasy football first originated in a Manhattan hotel room in 1962.…

2012 Fantasy Football LVP’s

In the same vein as my piece on declining players, it’s important to realize players and trends that are detrimental…

Divisional Round Defenses vs. Position, NFL Playoffs

Here are the statistics for the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round defenses versus each position over the last half of the…

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…

Sunday’s NFL Wildcard Picks

NFL Wildcard Picks Rapid Fire Edition Today ! Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens The Ravens won early and often, affording…

The Chik’s NFL Picks – Wild Card Weekend

Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans – Just like last year’s playoffs, Cincy travels to Houston and plays on Saturday…and that’s…

NFL Playoffs: Saturday Fantasy Football Target Breakdown

Welcome to Wildcard Weekend! Today we have the Bengals vs. the Texans and the Vikings vs. the Packers.  Let’s take…

Demaryius Thomas – Superstar?

Calvin Johnson. Andre Johnson. Brandon Marshall. When the average fan is asked to name the best receivers in the NFL,…

Fantasy Football’s Dream Makers and Heart Breakers of 2012

I know you well, dear fantasy fiend. Would you like to know how I know you so well? Because I…

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…

Week 17 War Room

Welcome all you wild and crazy fake footballers to week 17 of the fantasy football season. Many of you aren’t…

Week 17 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

If you’re still here, seeking fantasy football advice in week 17, you’re either a weekly fantasy gamer, or you’re one…

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…

Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 17 Staff Ranks

Week 17 is a strange one in the NFL. Don’t believe me? Scroll down the list of NFL starting quarterbacks…

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…

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…

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…

Chet’s Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings

These last couple of weeks are going to be awesome for many reasons, but I’m really excited to see how…

Week 16 Start/Sit

START QB: Tony Romo vs. NO – Coming off an impressive 341-yard, two-touchdown, no-interception performance against the Steelers’ top-ranked…

Robert Griffin III’s Fantasy Football Coach

Check out RG III’s Fantasy Football Coach. My favorite is when he tells him not to kneel down because it…

Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings: TFF Staff Ranks

Week 16 is where the strong survive and the weak return home with no championship rings. Welcome to The Fake…

Week 16 Ranksauce

If you are fortunate enough to have reached your championship game this week, you must not fear. Fear is the…

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…

Week 15 Start/Sit

START QB: Josh Freeman at NO – Josh Freeman hasn’t been the best quarterback this season but he has…

Week 15 Ranksauce

I’d like to thank Rashard Mendenhall and Brandon Jacobs for getting themselves suspended for conduct detrimental to their respective teams.…

FanDuel Bargains: Week 15

Did your team get bounced from the fantasy playoffs? Were you the unfortunate victim of the Seattle Seahawks’ incredible fantasy…

Week 15 Waiver Wire

My condolences to those of you who were bounced from the fake football playoffs by the Seahawks defense or Cam…

Week 14 Fantasy Football Last Second Decisions

Jim Mora is sounding off in my ear. Playoffs? Playoffs? Yeah, buddy. The fantasy playoffs have arrived, and it’s the…

The Matchup Machine: Week 14 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 14 of the Matchup Machine. This is a feature Chet started using to help me out over…

Week 14 Running Back Defensive Matchups

Here are the stats for defenses against running backs for Week 14. These numbers are over the last 9 weeks.…

Week 14 Quarterback Defensive Matchups

Here are the stats for defenses against quarterbacks for Week 14. These numbers are over the last 9 weeks. I’ve…

Week 14 Ranksauce

For those of you lucky skilled enough to make the fake football playoffs, the Week 14 Ranksauce is here to…

Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

I did a quick update of the rest of the season fantasy football strength of schedule to help with some…

Week 14 Waiver Wire

For most of us, the fake football regular season is in the books. With many teams eliminated and fewer teams…

Chet’s Week 13 Rankings

Here are my rankings for lucky Week 13. Or maybe not so lucky seeing how rotten the studs played on…

Week 13 Ranksauce

Hopefully you’re not triskaidekaphobic, fake footballers, because Week 13 is upon us. If you are, just focus on the fact…

The Matchup Machine: Week 13 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 12 of the Matchup Machine. This is a feature Chet started using to help me out over…

Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Here are rest of the season fantasy football strength of schedule numbers for each fantasy position. The numbers are smushed…

Defensive Matchup Statistics: Week 13

Here are the defensive stats vs. individual positions. This week I’m only using stats from week 5 on. I figure…

Week 13 Waiver Wire

The fake football season is winding down and you probably have a good idea about which of your fake squads…

Buy Low/Sell High (Fantasy Playoff-Influenced): Week 12

Hello Fake Footballers! My name is Asher Molk, and I am really looking forward to helping you win your fake…

Week 12 Start/Sit

START QB: Colin Kaepernick at NO – Coming off a stunning rookie debut, Colin Kaepernick is a solid start this…

The Matchup Machine: Week 12 Fantasy Football Efficiency

Welcome to Week 12 of the Fantasy Football Matchup Machine. This is a feature Chet started using to help me…

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…

Fantasy Football Defensive Matchup Statistics: Week 12

Hello everyone. We’ve got to hunker down this Thanksgiving week and get our lineups set to optimal positions. The playoffs…

Week 12 Waiver Wire

Gobble gobble, and welcome to the Week 12 Waiver Wire. Before you eat yourself into a vegetative state on Thursday,…

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…

Week 11 Ranksauce

Bye weeks are pretty annoying for most fake footballers, but in a week like this with 12.5% of NFL teams…

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…

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…

Week 10 NFL Picks

The Week 9 NFL picks went well, and resulted in the second big pay day of the season. The Texans…

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.…

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…

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…

Week 10 Ranksauce

I had to hit the campaign trail last week, but it was all worth it because the Ranksauce has been…

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…

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…

Defenses Against Wide Receivers

I was having trouble finding completion percentages against individual positions, so I threw these numbers together. I’ve sorted them…

Week 10 Waiver Wire

The waiver wire pickings are relatively slim this week and times like these remind me that it’s better to make…

Week 9 NFL Picks

Going to roll with 5 rapid fire NFL picks this week.  The Titans and Chargers let me down last week,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Week 9 Waiver Wire

Of course the weekend I visit Philadelphia is the weekend the worst storm to venture north of Carolina decides to…

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…

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…

Week 8 NFL Picks

The Patriots went and threw me under the bus again in Week 7, but the Bears, Packers and Saints came…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Week 8 Waiver Wire

A swarm of injury bugs swept through the NFL in Week 7, but never fear! The Week 8 Waiver Wire…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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*!…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Week 6 Waiver Wire

The days are growing shorter, the nights are getting colder, and the fake football flu has many symptoms. Whether you…

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.…

Week 5 NFL Picks

It was a battle back sweep last week, and after a few weeks to warm up, it is time to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Team Red Zone Numbers

Here are the numbers for NFL teams inside the red zone. I find these interesting, because amazingly, when the team…

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…

Week 3 NFL Picks

 With Week 2 in the rearview mirror, it is time to snap up a couple road wins and get the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Steal Ryan Mathews

You have 24 hours – 48, maybe – to break into the vault of your league mate’s insecurities and pry…

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…

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…

NFC Running Back by Committee Breakdown

They are four innocuous words – “Running Back by Committee” – but together they constitute the most terrifying phrase in…

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 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”…

The Fake Football Drafting Tiers

Draft season is finally upon us! What? You’re not ready? Well look no further than The Fake Football’s Drafting Tiers.…

2012 Fantasy Football Running Back Projections

08/28 Update: Tons of running back updates below, including…you guessed it…the Redskins! Maurice Jones-Drew: MJD is still holding out, and…

2012 Fantasy Football Quarterback Projections

08/28 Update: A new Seahawk enters the ranks, and other notes… Russell Wilson: As a Seattle native, I have paid…

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…

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…

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…

Muscle Hamster Time

The third week of preseason is always the best to glean fantasy information, so let’s dig into some of the…

2012 Fantasy Football Auction Values

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

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Preseason Punditry

As I clicked between games on my laptop last night, it was good to see starters playing more than a…

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…

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…

2012 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Projections

08/28 Update: More preseason action means more movement in the projections of fake football’s pass catchers… Wes Welker: I still…

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…

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…

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…

2012 Fantasy Football Rankings: Chet Gresham

Hello All. Here are my rankings for this season. I will try to keep them updated as often as humanly…

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…

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:…

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!…

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…

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…

7 Questions: NFC East

Questions. The very root of all we do as fake footballers revolve around questions.  “What do I do with him?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Wide Receiver Touchdown Rate

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Touchdowns per receptions and targets are a couple of my favorite stats. Mainly because big fluctuations usually mean something went…

Touchdown Regression Is Depressin’

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Since I’m no Neil deGrasse Tyson this research I just finished up on touchdown regression is as scientific as Triumph The…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mock Draft Recap: Pick 5

For the past week, 12 of the toughest fantasy footballers on the planet have been slugging it out in The…

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…

The Daily Show News

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Fake Football related news is hard to come by at this time of the year, but there is some and…

Top 10 Dynasty Rookies

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G’day Fake Footballers! It’s good to see you, or at least sense your presence. Hey! I sensed that! Ok, well…

Percy Beaucoup Fake Points

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Percy Harvin is a dynamic player who in the first half of last season was often snubbed in favor of…

Adrian Peterson, Cyborg?

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Here is Adrian Peterson running around all willy nilly sans brace. He is out-running teammates in sprints. He’s going side…

Running Back Finishes

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Running backs have very short lifespans in the NFL. They wear down, get hurt, fumble away their jobs, or just…

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

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Before we get to the news I think we should give a little love to Adam Yauch otherwise known as…

NFL Quarterbacks Throw Mo’ and Better Making Running Backs Blue

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This information is fairly easy to realize without the actual statistics but I made some graphs and I didn’t want…

2012 Wide Receiver Strength Of Schedule

Good day Fake Footballers! I have returned with the wide receiver strength of schedule for 2012. Aren’t you ecstatic!? I…

Fantasy Running Back Consistency

Here are the fantasy stats for the top 10 running backs from 2002 through 2011. I wanted to just get…

It’s Getting 2012 NFL Drafty In Here

The 2012 NFL Draft is el dunski and we have some guys out there worth monitoring. You already know about…

2012 NFL Draft: First Round

Here’s a quick look at the first round for fantasy consideration:

2012 NFL Strength Of Schedule: Quarterbacks

Much like my last look at the 2012 Running Back Strength Of Schedule, the Quarterback Strength Of Schedule is not…

The Marginal Sleeper: Demaryius Thomas

Searching for a sleeper? Look no further than Demaryius Thomas. Yes, the injury history is a bit worrisome, but in the…

Julio Jones The Marginal Sleeper

Finding a, “Sleeper,” in your fantasy football draft is not necessarily uncovering some diamond-in-the-rough player that goes from relative unknown…