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The Hail Mary (NFL HuLo GPP Plays): Week 3 WEEKEND UPDATE

Join one of our FREE 2017 Reader Leagues! and win prizes!   The Huddle – Opening Statement (I will try to keep this relatively short most weeks, but this week we’ll go a little longer)   Welcome to the Hail Mary for Week 3.  For those of you who read this article last year or any ...

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Week 3 DFS Value Plays – DraftKings, FanDuel, FantasyDraft, and Yahoo

Value is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has their own definition. Is it players below a certain price point? Is it any player ranked below X at a ...

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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 fluke?  Did father time finally catch up with Tom Brady?  ...

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4 for 4K: Cheap DFS Plays for Week 3

As you go about building your DFS lineups, sometimes your come to the final spot (usually at the flex position for me) where your remaining salary, is, shall we say, ...

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Rest Of Season Rankings

Bookmark this page! We will be updating each week throughout the 2017 season.   2017 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (__scads = ...

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Week 3 Staff Fantasy Football Rankings

Week 1 has finally arrived. Setting a lineup will be more enjoyable this week than any other week of the season as players have fully functional ACL’s and bye weeks ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL HuLo GPP Plays): Week 3 FIRST LOOK

Join one of our FREE 2017 Reader Leagues! and win prizes!   The Huddle – Opening Statement (I will try to keep this relatively short most weeks, but this week we’ll go a little ...

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Quarterback and Tight End Streamers: Week 3

  Hey there Fake Footballers! In this space each week, we will be taking a look at some of the top streaming options at quarterback and tight end. With more and ...

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Start/Sit Week 3

  This season has not been off to the hottest start for many offenses around the league. According to ESPN’s Mike Clay scoring opportunities are down about 4.6 points per game ...

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DST Streaming: Week 3

Week 1 was so terrible that it generated headlines like “Wow, Week 1 of the NFL Was Terrible.”  Unfortunately, Week 2 wasn’t much better.  It turns out fantasy football isn’t ...

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The Fake Football DFS Reader Leagues – Week 2 Results

Week 2 is in the books, and FanDuel user and Fake Football reader nomarbles has come out on top to win a stylish Fake Football t-shirt! Nomarbles is also on the ...

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The Waiver Wire – Week 3

The Waiver Wire – Week 3 Every league is different so doing a generic waiver wire article is difficult because nothing in season long fantasy is one size fits all. Lucky ...

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Week 2 Yahoo Cup Picks

If you’d like to learn more about the Cup and my process for determining who to use on a weekly basis, please see the primer in my Week 1 Yahoo ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL HuLo GPP Plays): Week 2 WEEKEND UPDATE

Join one of our FREE 2017 Reader Leagues! and win prizes!   The Huddle – Opening Statement   Welcome to the 2017 Hail Mary for Week 2.  For those of you who read this article last ...

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Week 2 DFS Value Plays – DraftKings, FanDuel, FantasyDraft, and Yahoo

Value is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has their own definition. Is it players below a certain price point? Is it any player ranked below X at a ...

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NFL FanDuel Picks – Week 2

Quarterbacks Matt Ryan (vs GB, $8,200)  Ryan is coming off somewhat of a tough first game of the season. He received a plus matchup against the Bears, but only scored one touchdown. ...

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The Waiver Wire – Week 2

The Waiver Wire – Week 2 Every league is different so doing a generic waiver wire article is difficult because nothing in season long fantasy is one size fits all. Lucky ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL HuLo GPP Plays): Week 2 FIRST LOOK

Join one of our FREE 2017 Reader Leagues! and win prizes!   The Huddle – Opening Statement   Welcome to the 2017 Hail Mary for Week 2.  For those of you who read this article last ...

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The Fake Football DFS Reader Leagues – Week 1 Results

Week 1 is in the books, and FanDuel user and Fake Football reader jrb016 has come out on top to win a stunning Fake Football t-shirt! Jrb is also on the ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL HuLo GPP Plays): Week 1 WEEKEND EDITION

Join one of our FREE 2017 Reader Leagues! and win prizes!   The Huddle – Opening Statement (I will try to keep this relatively short most weeks, but this week we’ll go a little ...

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Start/Sit Week 1

  Week one is finally here and so are the agonizing questions of who to start and who to sit. Making line up decisions is part of the challenge and enjoyment ...

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The Fake Football DFS Reader Leagues!

It’s that time of year, folks. The Fake Football Reader Leagues are here! This year we’re trying something a little different. Instead of redraft leagues, we’re shifting to a season-long DFS ...

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2017 PPR Drafting Tiers

Our 2017 PPR Drafting Tiers are here for your perusal.  While you are here be sure to take a minute to mock draft using the simulator because it’s going to make ...

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2017 Non-PPR Drafting Tiers

Our 2017 Non-PPR Drafting Tiers are here for your perusal. We will have PPR up shortly. While you are here be sure to take a minute to mock draft using the ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL HuLo GPP Plays): Week 1 FIRST LOOK – UPDATED 8/23

Join one of our FREE 2017 Reader Leagues! and win prizes!   The Huddle – Opening Statement (I will try to keep this relatively short most weeks, but this week we’ll go a little ...

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Updated Equity Scores: Target These Wide Receivers

Join one of our FREE 2017 Reader Leagues! and win prizes!   The average draft positions, they are a changin’, as the famed degenerate Bob Dylan sang half a century ago. Come losers and ...

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Ware You At, Spencer!?

  With the constant stream of information available to us, our feelings, therefore projections, can sway over the most minor change in circumstance. In the case of Spencer Ware, there are ...

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Mock Draft Your Way To The Fantasy Playoffs

The two biggest fantasy football draft weekends are coming up. Are you ready? Do you know all the rookies? Have a good idea about which players you’ll pick in Rounds ...

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ADP, Yeah You Know Me

  As we move closer to Labor Day, fantasy football drafts are coming fast and furious. For your upcoming drafts, here are a few important ADP observations for you to consider. ...

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The Old Men And The Fantasy Football – TEs/WRs

As players get long in the tooth, it’s easy to dismiss them from your draft preparations. The rookies are unknown but exciting and superstars in their primes naturally dominate the ...

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2017 Running Back Strength of Schedule

Mock Draft In Minutes with the Mock Draft Simulator!   As usual the caveats must be caveated, as strength of schedule can be rife with pitfalls, but I feel fine using it as ...

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The Old Men and the Fantasy Football

  What if you played in a fantasy football league that didn’t allow you to use players in their first three seasons? Today’s drafts would be missing several top players, including ...

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Zay Jones: The Rookie Your Team Needs

  During these long summer days of mock drafts and training camp puff pieces it’s easy to get excited over the new rookies in a league full of seasoned veterans. As ...

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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 because it doesn’t exist.  He’s actually the Chief Investment Officer ...

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Undervalued Fantasy Football Draft Targets

Every year, early in the NFL preseason, average draft position (ADP) data is a key indicator on how well the fantasy football community believes a player will perform. But with so ...

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Running Backs Who Aren’t Receiving Enough Attention

Mock Draft In Minutes with the Mock Draft Simulator!     Le’Veon Bell wants to be paid like a RB1 and a WR2 and he should be, after catching 75 passes last year, which ...

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2017 Fantasy Football Rankings

Mock Draft In Minutes with the Mock Draft Simulator!     2017 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ – Expert Consensus Rankings ADP – Average Draft Position   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Fantasy Pros Tools: Draft Analyzer  Cheat ...

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The Curious Case of Darren Sproles

Mock Draft In Minutes with the Mock Draft Simulator! It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when Darren Sproles became forsaken by the fantasy football world.  No matter the exact moment, when draft season rolls around ...

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Fantasy Equity Scores: The ‘Why Not’ Tight End Candidates

Many tight ends taken in the waning rounds of a fantasy draft will fly off and on the waiver wire as tight end streamers devolve into climbing-on-the-walls tilt, desperate for ...

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Fantasy Equity Scores: Tight End Floors to Fade, Ceilings to Chase

Mock Draft In Minutes with the Mock Draft Simulator!   I tried for years, in total and complete vain, to crack the tight end code. Breaking down tight end production per target, per ...

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Fantasy Equity Scores: Turning An Eye to Upside

Mock Draft In Minutes with the Mock Draft Simulator!   A pronounced negative median equity score for a wide receiver going in the first couple rounds should give you the night sweats — ...

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Fantasy Equity Scores: Top Receivers With Scary (Good) Fantasy Floors

Mock Draft In Minutes with the Mock Draft Simulator!   Creating a range of outcomes for the game’s top receivers might have more importance today — with the proliferation of Zero RB and ...

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Fantasy Equity Scores: The Quarterback Goods, For Cheap

I enjoy this part of the equity score exercise largely because it feels like a cleansing shower. I long to wash away the stink of “Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers ...

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Fantasy Equity Scores: Elite Quarterback Floors and Ceilings

I’m back for a fourth year of fantasy equity scores because, well, fantasy footballers seem not to hate their analysts raving about ranges of outcomes. And that’s what this little exercise ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Divisional Round WEEKEND UPDATE

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the WEEKEND UPDATE where I look at your GPP plays for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. If you want to ...

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Mitigating Risk: Divisional DraftKings Cash Game Plays

Follow @Justin_Redwards The time to grind is here, boys and girls. While we throw our hard-earned money at DFS and hope to become the next Milly Maker, it is prudent for ...

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Divisional Round DFS Cheat Sheet: FanDuel and DraftKings (UPDATED)

Welcome to The Fake Football Divisional Round FanDuel and DraftKings DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Ian Goldsmith and Chet Gresham, we have put together a ...

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Divisional Round DFS Cheat Sheet: FantasyDraft and Yahoo! (UPDATED)

Welcome to The Fake Football Divisional Round FantasyDraft and Yahoo! DFS Cheat Sheet! With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Doug Shain, Chet Gresham, and Justin Bales we have put ...

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

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the FIRST LOOK at the GPP plays for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. If you want to know more about ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Wild Card Round WEEKEND UPDATE

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the WEEKEND UPDATE at the GPP plays for the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs. If you want to know more ...

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Wild Card Weekend DFS Cheat Sheet: FanDuel and DraftKings (UPDATED)

Welcome to The Fake Football Wild Card Weekend FanDuel and DraftKings DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Ian Goldsmith and Chet Gresham, we have put together ...

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Mitigating Risk: Wild Card DraftKings Cash Game Plays

Follow @Justin_Redwards The time to grind is here, boys and girls. While we throw our hard-earned money at DFS and hope to become the next Milly Maker, it is prudent for ...

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Wild Card Weekend DFS Cheat Sheet: FantasyDraft and Yahoo! (UPDATED)

Welcome to The Fake Football Wild Card Weekend FantasyDraft and Yahoo! DFS Cheat Sheet! With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Doug Shain, Chet Gresham, and Justin Bales we have ...

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

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the FIRST LOOK at the GPP plays for the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs. If you want to know more ...

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Week 17 DFS Cheat Sheet: FantasyDraft and Yahoo! (Updated)

Welcome to Week 17 of the 2016 The Fake Football FantasyDraft and Yahoo! DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Doug Shain, Chet Gresham, and Justin ...

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Week 17 DFS Cheat Sheet: FanDuel and DraftKings (UPDATED)

Welcome to Week 17 of the 2016 The Fake Football FanDuel and DraftKings DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Ian Goldsmith and Chet Gresham, we have ...

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

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the WEEKEND UPATE for NFL Week 17. If you want to know more about my article and what it’s all about, please ...

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Mitigating Risk: Week 17 DraftKings Cash Game Plays

Follow @Justin_Redwards The time to grind is here, boys and girls. While we throw our hard-earned money at DFS and hope to become the next Milly Maker, it is prudent for ...

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Streaming Spotlight – Week 17 QB & TE

Follow @chrismanniff Week 17 marks the official finale of the 2016 fantasy football season! It has been a pleasure discussing QB/TE streaming options here at TheFakeFootball with you all season, and ...

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

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the FIRST LOOK at the GPP plays for NFL Week 17. If you want to know more about my article and what ...

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Week 16 DFS Cheat Sheet: FanDuel and DraftKings (UPDATED)

Welcome to Week 16 of the 2016 The Fake Football FanDuel and DraftKings DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Ian Goldsmith and Chet Gresham, we have ...

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Week 16 DFS Cheat Sheet: FantasyDraft and Yahoo! (UPDATED)

Welcome to Week 16 of the 2016 The Fake Football FantasyDraft and Yahoo! DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Doug Shain, Chet Gresham, and Justin ...

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

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the Hail Mary WEEKEND UPDATE where I look at our GPP plays for NFL Week 16. You can check out my First ...

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Mitigating Risk: Week 16 DraftKings Cash Game Plays

Follow @Justin_Redwards The time to grind is here, boys and girls. While we throw our hard-earned money at DFS and hope to become the next Milly Maker, it is prudent for ...

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Yahoo Cup – Week 15 Recap

Follow @ianrgold Follow @Bankster17 A lot of DFS sites have rolled out leagues this year, where you can play in one league with your friends all season long while still getting the ...

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Streaming Spotlight – Week 16 QB & TE

Follow @chrismanniff It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’m not talking the holiday season folks; its Fantasy Football Championship time! For most leagues, Week 16 represents Championship Week and ...

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

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the FIRST LOOK at the GPP plays for NFL Week 16. If you want to know more about my article and what ...

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Week 15 DFS Cheat Sheet: FantasyDraft and Yahoo! (UPDATED)

Welcome to Week 15 of the 2016 The Fake Football FantasyDraft and Yahoo! DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Doug Shain, Chet Gresham, and Justin ...

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Week 15 DFS Cheat Sheet: FanDuel and DraftKings (UPDATED)

Welcome to Week 15 of the 2016 The Fake Football FanDuel and DraftKings DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Ian Goldsmith and Chet Gresham, we have ...

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

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the Hail Mary WEEKEND UPDATE where I look at our GPP plays for NFL Week 15. You can check out my First ...

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Mitigating Risk: Week 15 DraftKings Cash Game Plays

Follow @Justin_Redwards The time to grind is here, boys and girls. While we throw our hard-earned money at DFS and hope to become the next Milly Maker, it is prudent for ...

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Yahoo Cup – Week 14 Recap

Follow @ianrgold Follow @Bankster17 A lot of DFS sites have rolled out leagues this year, where you can play in one league with your friends all season long while still getting the ...

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Streaming Spotlight – Week 15 QB & TE

Follow @chrismanniff Welcome back my friends to the semifinal version of the Streaming Spotlight! If your team is still alive, congratulations and let’s discuss some options to get you to the ...

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

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the FIRST LOOK at the GPP plays for NFL Week 15. If you want to know more about my article and what ...

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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 Le’Veon Bell last weekend. Of course, Bell wasn’t the only thing that ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 14 WEEKEND UPDATE

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the Hail Mary WEEKEND UPDATE where I look at our GPP plays for NFL Week 14. You can check out my First ...

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Week 14 DFS Cheat Sheet: FanDuel and DraftKings (UPDATED)

Welcome to Week 14 of the 2016 The Fake Football FanDuel and DraftKings DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Ian Goldsmith and Chet Gresham, we have ...

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Mitigating Risk: Week 14 DraftKings Cash Game Plays

Follow @lowercase11 The time to grind is here, boys and girls. While we throw our hard-earned money at DFS and hope to become the next Milly Maker, it is prudent for ...

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Week 14 DFS Cheat Sheet: FantasyDraft and Yahoo! (UPDATED)

Welcome to Week 14 of the 2016 The Fake Football FantasyDraft and Yahoo! DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Doug Shain, Chet Gresham, and Justin ...

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Week 14 Defensive Field of Streams

Follow @fantasy_schnerd Playoff week is here, y’all! December is here and the Holidays are near. December means we need to start paying attention to the weather when streaming defenses. Snow already ...

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Streaming Spotlight – Week 14 QB & TE

Follow @chrismanniff WHAT TIME IS IT!? GAME TIME! WOOOOOO! I get psyched up every time I listen to Michael Jordan and those great Chicago Bulls teams chant before games. It gets ...

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Week 14 Starts and Sits

Follow @scedar015 Brian Hoyer in 2015: 60.7 completion percentage, 5.1 touchdown percentage, 1.9 interception percentage, and 7.2 adjusted yard/attempt. Brock Osweiler in 2015: 61.8 completion percentage, 3.6 touchdown percentage, 2.2 interception percentage, ...

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Yahoo Cup – Week 13 Recap

Follow @ianrgold Follow @Bankster17 A lot of DFS sites have rolled out leagues this year, where you can play in one league with your friends all season long while still getting the ...

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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.  There are plenty of good nominees: Mike Gundy’s “I’m a man, ...

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

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the FIRST LOOK at the GPP plays for NFL Week 14. If you want to know more about my article and what ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 13 WEEKEND UPDATE

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the Hail Mary WEEKEND UPDATE where I look at our GPP plays for NFL Week 13. You can check out my First ...

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Week 13 DFS Cheat Sheet: FantasyDraft and Yahoo! (UPDATED)

Welcome to Week 13 of the 2016 The Fake Football FantasyDraft and Yahoo! DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Doug Shain, Chet Gresham, and Justin ...

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Week 13 DFS Cheat Sheet: FanDuel and DraftKings (UPDATED)

Welcome to Week 13 of the 2016 The Fake Football FanDuel and DraftKings DFS Cheat Sheet! . With the help of our resident DFS Gurus Ian Goldsmith and Chet Gresham, we have ...

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Mitigating Risk: Week 13 DraftKings Cash Game Plays

Follow @lowercase11 The time to grind is here, boys and girls. While we throw our hard-earned money at DFS and hope to become the next Milly Maker, it is prudent for ...

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Streaming Spotlight – Week 13 QB & TE

Follow @chrismanniff Welcome to the Week 13 edition of the QB/TE Streaming Spotlight! Since we last talked, I have worked on enhancing my “Dad bod” transformation by crushing many delicious turkey ...

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Week 13 Starts and Sits

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

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Week 13 Defensive Field of Streams

Follow @fantasy_schnerd I apologize for missing last week. The Thanksgiving holiday gets crazy for the girlfriend and I. We hit 4 different stops in our adventures on Turkey Day. I was ...

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Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings

Welcome to Week 13. The fantasy regular season is drawing to a close, with the playoffs right around the corner. Cleveland and Tennessee are on bye this week, the last ...

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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 deals?  Did you spend all day yesterday shopping online while trying ...

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The Hail Mary (NFL DFS): Week 13 FIRST LOOK

Follow @Bankster17 The Huddle – Opening Statement Welcome to the FIRST LOOK at the GPP plays for NFL Week 13. If you want to know more about my article and what ...

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Yahoo Cup – Week 12 Recap

Follow @ianrgold Follow @Bankster17 A lot of DFS sites have rolled out leagues this year, where you can play in one league with your friends all season long while still getting the ...

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