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Would the Real Steve Smith Please Stand Up?

It’s pretty funny how much everyone overreacts to a couple weeks of football. For example, I’ve been hearing a lot of debate this week about which Steve Smith is the better play for the rest of the season. Is this a serious question? Steve Smith (NYG) has been great this year but I am here […]

Rodney Pokes Fun at Brady, Pats Defense Stepping Up

The Patriots are officially back. Tom Brady is back to making the throws he needs to make. The offense is back to being able to do enough to win games. The defense is back to being that opportune Belichick defense that will let up yards, but will make the stops when they are needed. It’s […]

Week 4: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

Fantasy football is a cruel sport. I find it to be very exciting, but it usually ends with me screaming at the television set because my player didn’t get the ball four plays in a row inside the opponent’s five yard line. It’s funny because most of us think that our player should be the […]

Galloway Looks to Find His Way in Pats Offense

The Patriots silenced the critics with a very solid performance against the Falcons on Sunday. It was a good overall performance that left a lot of fans feeling good about their team again. Just think, after the loss to the Jets, many fans were questioning whether the team would start the year 2-2 or 1-3, […]

Week 3: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

Twitter is a wonderful thing. I mean, who doesn’t want to know what everyone is thinking at all times? How else would I know that Rodney Harrison thinks the Patriots are going to have trouble covering Tony Gonzalez this weekend? Or that Jonathan Stewart ate some chunky soup last night and likes the new Jay-Z […]

Bad Penalties and Defense Spelled Patriots Doom

A lot of fans in New England were left stunned Sunday after the Jets handed the Patriots a 16-9 loss, their first loss of the young 2009 season. After a week of trash talking (even Rodney Harrison was getting at it with Kerry Rhodes via Twitter), the Jets backed it up thanks to a stellar […]

Red Sox Continue Dominance Over Orioles, Win 11-5

The balls were flying out of the park Saturday night, but it didn’t matter for Jon Lester – he always beats the Orioles. On a night where he didn’t have his best stuff, Lester pitched six quality innings and the offense opened up late to give the Red Sox an 11-5 victory.The southpaw let up […]

Week 2: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

Welcome to the first edition of the Fantasy Radar: Football Edition! For the football season I will be recommending players to start and sit at each position for the upcoming week. I will avoid recommending the obvious names such as, Adrian Peterson, Drew Brees or Tom Brady who you start no matter what team they […]

Is Brandon Meriweather Ready To Step Up?

Everyone has their own reactions to every game. Well, after Monday night’s exciting 25-24 win over Buffalo there was a lot to think about. Here are the five things that I took away from the game: Brandon Meriweather looks like he’s ready to take that next step The one good thing that came from the […]

Brady, Pats Find Stride Late, Beat Bills 25-24

Just take a deep breath Pats fans, and relax. Everything is going to be OK. Tom Brady’s triumphant return didn’t go as planned, but Brady found his stride late in the fourth quarter and was able to pull off the 29th fourth quarter comeback of his career. Brady completed 12-of-14 for 112 yards and two touchdowns […]

Lester, Papelbon Pitch Sox to Victory

Jon Lester pitched six great innings and Jonathan Papelbon pitched two perfect innings as the Red Sox distanced themselves from the Rays with an 8-4 win Tuesday night. Papelbon entered the game in the eighth inning with two runs already in and the bases loaded with no outs. He retired all three batters, with the […]

Mark Reynolds a Great Option for 2010 and Beyond

I gave you 10 people to trade for at the deadline. I gave you 10 players to pick up from the waivers. I gave you the 10 best surprises and bold predictions for 2010. Now it’s time to say goodbye to the Fantasy Radar: Baseball Edition as we make way for the Football Edition for […]

Troy Tulowitzki a Top SS in 2010?

With the playoffs around the corner and the trade deadline passed it is about that time to take a look back at the 2009 season as a whole. It has been a season full of injuries to top players (Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Brandon Webb, Jake Peavy just to name a few). So I decided […]

When Wakefield & Dice-K Return, Who are the Odd Men Out?

Remember at the All-Star break, when we all thought pitching was the deepest part of the ballclub? Josh Beckett and Jon Lester were pitching like aces, Tim Wakefield boasted an 11-3 record and was taking part in his first All-Star game, Brad Penny was pitching well and fans were still optimistic about John Smoltz’s comeback. […]

Lowrie, Green Not the Answer for the Red Sox

Eight. That is the number of shortstops that have seen regular playing time since the Red Sox traded away everyone’s favorite player and hometown hero Nomar Garciaparra in 2004. Of those eight, only one has been a success: Orlando Cabrera. As badly as the Red Sox front office has struck out with the shortstop position, […]