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Week 9 Pickups

With all the Randy Moss talk, its hard to remember there is still fantasy football going on. It may be wise to try to trade for Moss now to pick him up for pennies on the dollar and hope for the best. Moving on from the Moss hurricane, here are some guys that might be […]

Week 7 Pickups

Roy Williams has been a tough fantasy player to figure out. He was fairly productive in Detroit, then he gets traded to Dallas and you figure his fantasy value can only go up in a better offense, right? Wrong. Then the next season roles around and you figure he has had more time to work […]

Week 6 Pickups

Now that Randy Moss has played a game in a Vikings’ uniform, its pretty clear that him bring traded meant little for his owners in fantasy. However, that does not mean that the trade will not have an effect on other fantasy owners, with Deion Branch still available in most leagues. Week 6 Pickups Here […]

Week 4 Pickups

With no major injuries this week, the choices on the waiver wire are slim, particularly amongst running backs. A hot pickup in past weeks, Peyton Hillis, had a huge day for Cleveland this past Sunday with Jerome Harrison sidelined.  Hillis is currently available in about 25 percent of league, and is an obvious person to […]

Week 3 Pickups

The early weeks of the football season is an important time for fantasy team owners. Often players that are barely on the mind of fantasy owners during the draft end up carrying a team into the playoffs. Last year, Sidney Rice was one of the more productive receivers in the game, but largely went undrafted […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Quarterbacks

Tom Brady, having just turned 33 on Tuesday, remains the face of the Patriots and likely the most important player on the team. Having his first healthy off-season since the infamous knee injury in 2008, one would think that the start of this pre-season would be a happy return to his craft, but that has […]

Michael Bowden: The Reliever

When Michael Bowden was asked to move into a relief role just a few weeks ago after spending his entire career as a starter, he embraced it as an opportunity to impact the major league club. Though he had been performing well as a starter prior to his move to the bullpen, it appears Felix […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Special Teams

Often the most overlooked aspect of a football team, special teams plays a significant role in every offensive drive and defensive stand. They determine whether an offense must drive 80 yards or 10, and vice versa. Head coach Bill Belichick has been one to put heavy emphasis on this area.  He has been known in […]

Ryan Westmoreland’s Long Road to Recovery

Entering this season, Ryan Westmoreland was considered one of the top two prospects in the Red Sox system by almost every prospect evaluator. In a limited season due to injury, Westmoreland dominated in the New York-Penn League with the Lowell Spinners in his professional debut, despite having little exposure to a high level of pitching […]

MLB Draft 2010 Results: Red Sox Grab 3 Highly-Rated Players on Day 1

While several teams took surprise picks in the first round, including the New York Yankees who took a player outside of most people’s top 100 draft prospects, the Boston Red Sox surprised by going against what many close followers of the team expected. Often, it is the Red Sox picking someone unusual with one of […]

Wes Welker Returns to Practice: Too Soon?

When the Patriots took the field for OTAs on Wednesday, a familiar, but unexpected face took the field with them. Only four months removed from major surgery to repair his torn ACL and MCL, Wes Welker was just another Patriots player getting some reps in under the beating sun. Extent of Activity While he did […]

Yankees’ Protest Denied

Major League Baseball denied the New York Yankees protest of the game Tuesday night in which the Red Sox emerged victorious. The protest occurred as a result of pitching coach John Farrell taking Josh Beckett out mid-inning due to injury and not following the proper procedure in the eyes of Yankee manager Joe Girardi. A […]

Patriots Re-Sign Derrick Burgess

The Patriots re-signed ten-year veteran defensive end/outside linebacker Derrick Burgess to a one-year contract on Friday. Bill Belichick pulled the trigger on a deal to bring him over from the Oakland Raiders  just before the start of last season in hopes that he would fill the pass-rushing void. He was not the stand-out contributor many […]

The Gerard Warren-Richard Seymour Connection

Recently signed defensive lineman Gerard Warren said the decision to sign with the Patriots came after advice from an unlikely source. Warren inked his deal with the Pats on April 24th, directly after the last round of the NFL Draft. Last season, Warren played on the Oakland Raiders’ defensive line next to former Patriot Richard […]

Ryan Howard: Albert Pujols’ New Best Friend?

This week Ryan Howard became the newest star to be locked up for the long-term. Twenty-five million dollars a year for a player likely to be more suited as a designated-hitter than a first baseman within a year or two. The question becomes then, how much should a true first baseman, and better hitter to […]