Author Archive: Scott Cedar

DST Streaming: Week 12

Thanksgiving is here!  You know, that holiday where we take time to appreciate all the wonderful things going on in…

DST Streaming: Week 11

Welcome to Goldilocks week. There is a host of terrible quarterbacks slated to start in Week 11, making a lot…

DST Streaming: Week 10

If nothing else has gone right for you in fantasy this year: (1) you’re not alone; and (2) you’ve…

Buy and Sell — Week 8

Let’s start with Amari Cooper. While sitting on some of my benches last Thursday (fantasy football is dumb…), Cooper went…

DST Streaming: Week 8

If you’re reading this column that means you’re somehow still playing fantasy football after last week’s apocalypse.  I can’t remember…

Buy and Sell — Week 7

Every NFL season has a Rowdy Roddy Piper week.  That point where you finally think you have all the answers,…

DST Streaming: Week 7

Who dat? I mean, who the @#$% dat? Heading into Monday Night Football, the New Orleans Saints Defense—long-time punching bags—rank…

Buy and Sell — Week 6

In this other sport called “baseball,” the Cleveland Indians—my Cleveland Indians, the best team in baseball, winners of 33 of…

DST Streaming: Week 6

Last week I started off by highlighting a few defenses that were off to a strong start, along with a…

Buy and Sell — Week 5

Week 5 is the turning point in fantasy football.  According to an article I can’t find anymore but I swear…

DST Streaming: Week 5

Four weeks into the season is the point I finally feel like we can act on what we’ve seen without…

Buy and Sell — Week 4

When Coca Cola announced it was discontinuing Coke Zero, I was devastated.  My favorite soft drink.  The perfect soda.  I…

DST Streaming: Week 4

What the hell was that? After two weeks of streaming Shangri-La, Week 3 sucked us into the Upside Down or…

Buy and Sell — Week 3

After one week of football, we really still have no idea what’s going on.  Was Kareem Hunt’s 40-point explosion a…

DST Streaming: Week 3

Week 1 was so terrible that it generated headlines like “Wow, Week 1 of the NFL Was Terrible.”  Unfortunately, Week…

Buy and Sell — Week 2

There’s no harder time to play fantasy football than between Week 1 and Week 2. Some of what we…

DST Streaming: Week 2

In Week 1 passes were thrown by Scott Tolzien, Jacoby Brissett, Tom Savage, Deshaun Watson, Jared Goff, Josh McCown,…

Auction Strategy: The Early Bird

Join one of our FREE 2017 Reader Leagues! and win prizes! Everyone knows the early bird gets the worm.  But…

2017 Fantasy Football Draft Guide: Passive Investment

My favorite book on fantasy football is Unconventional Success by David Swensen.  If you’ve never read Swensen’s fantasy analysis, that’s…

That Just Happened: Tight Ends (Part I)

If you asked me immediately after the 2016 season how the tight end position had fared, I would have…

THAT JUST HAPPENED: RUNNING BACKS, PART II

In Part I, I laced the track with a macro-level look at the running back position. Now it’s time…

That Just Happened: Running Backs, Part I

THAT JUST HAPPENED: RUNNING BACKS, PART I Don’t call it a comeback, they’ve been here for years. Sure, in 2015…

That Just Happened: Quarterbacks, Part II

In Part I, I took a look at the quarterback position from a macro level. Now it’s time to…

That Just Happened, Quarterbacks, Part I

Everyone knows the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, the biblical cities rife with corruption and vice, targeted for destruction by…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 15

Follow @scedar015 Hello and welcome to the Wire Tap: Week 15. If you’re reading this, congratulations on not playing against…

Week 14 Starts and Sits

Follow @scedar015 Brian Hoyer in 2015: 60.7 completion percentage, 5.1 touchdown percentage, 1.9 interception percentage, and 7.2 adjusted yard/attempt. Brock…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 14

Follow @scedar015 On any top 10 list of greatest sports press conferences, you can argue all day about spots 4-10. …

Week 13 Starts and Sits

Follow @scedar015 Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast had a great episode discussing two types of geniuses: (1) those who work…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 13

Follow @scedar015 Did you head out to the mall on midnight after Thanksgiving to get in line for Black Friday…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 12

Follow @scedar015 Crayons.  Family.  Hugs.  Aunt Raleigh.  Leaves. That’s what my 3-year-old daughter is thankful for, according to the bottom…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 11

Follow @scedar015 It was a weird week in the NFL.  Brock Osweiler threw for 99 yards and won.  The Rams…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 10

Follow @scedar015 Election Day!  Finally this ridiculous, drawn-out election cycle will come to an end (assuming no coup attempt by…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 9

Follow @scedar015 Halloween is in the rearview mirror, but if you had a good señora in high school Spanish, then…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 8

Follow @scedar015 I don’t exactly love living in Connecticut.  Not much to do.  Bad weather.  Obnoxious Patriots fans.  The only…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 7

Follow @scedar015 The good folks over at the Living the Stream podcast have been on that anti-floss life ever since…

Week 6 Starts and Sits

Follow @scedar015 To be, or not to be… Hamlet was contemplating whether to live or die, but this was all…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 6

Follow @scedar015 I love when Apple rolls out a new update for the iPhone.  It’s always the same—they don’t “fix”…

Week 5 Defensive Field of Streams

Wait, isn’t this the guy who writes ridiculously long waiver wire columns with outdated pop culture references?  Yup, TheFakeFootball is…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 5

Week 4 is an important turning point in fantasy football.  According to an article I read last year, didn’t bookmark,…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 4

If you weren’t watching Monday Night Football, you were probably watching the first presidential debate. I would’ve loved to combine…

THE WIRE TAP: WEEK 3

A few months ago I was driving home when a car cut me off. I immediately reached for my horn.…

The Wire Tap: Week 2

Should I trade Adrian Peterson for Carlos Hyde?  Is Carlos Hyde the #1 running back this year?  Can Carlos Hyde…

Ugly Ducklings

Everyone knows the story of the ugly duckling. The poor, little guy was mocked, ridiculed, and left alone in the…

Early Round Vetoes

A few months before my son was born, my wife and I were discussing names: Wife: How about Oliver? I…

Let the Games Begin?

I’m always excited for the Olympics. Until they actually start, that is, and I remember there’s a reason I don’t…