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Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 8 Sleepers

Week 7 resulted in a rash of injuries to stars Reggie Wayne, Doug Martin, Jermichael Finley, and Arian Foster.  Wayne is done for the year as is Doug Martin if his labrum is torn as reported. Greg Schiano is still adamant Martin’s not done, so cross your fingers and add Mike James. Foster’s hamstring aggravation […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 7

Injuries continue to take their toll on stars like Randall Cobb, DeMarco Murray, and Jimmy Graham.  Calvin Johnson has also been visibly limited by a knee injury.  Cobb is out until Week 15 and Murray’s return date is unknown, but he will return long before Cobb, which keeps him in the top 50.  Jamaal Charles’s […]

Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 7 Sleepers

We’ve passed the mythical midpoint of the 13-week fantasy regular season and if you’ve avoided major injuries consider yourself fortunate.  Injury to one means opportunity for another.  Nick Foles, Joseph Randle, and Keenan Allen are examples of those stepping in for the wounded with a chance to shine in Week 7.  This week puts New […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 6

Breakout receivers from Week 5 Alshon Jeffery and T.Y. Hilton crack the Top 50, and Justin Blackmon is likely to join them soon in the Top 50.  Peyton Manning could easily be No. 1, but the lack of depth at RB1 keeps Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles atop the board even with the Vikings on […]

Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 6 Sleepers

Only the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons are on Week 6 byes.  Atlanta is bafflingly 1-4 and may have just lost Julio Jones for the year.  The potential return of Steven Jackson in Week 7 is a silver lining amidst a train wreck of a season for Atlanta.  Week 5 was the week of the […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 5

Peyton Manning surges to number three in the Week 5 Big Board after putting up gaudy numbers with ease through four weeks of play.  Tony Gonzalez returns on the heels of a great performance against the Patriots while C.J. Spiller hangs on by a thread at No. 49.  Rob Gronkowski and Eddie Lacy are coming […]

Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 5 Sleepers

Week 5 has Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Washington, and Tampa Bay on the bye.  That leaves us without two of the first 5 RBs drafted in Adrian Peterson and Doug Martin as well as several other starters.  Robert Griffin III owners will have to look elsewhere for help at quarterback and each bye week team has a […]

Bruins 2013-14 Season Preview: Forwards

The Bruins open the 2013-14 season on Thursday, October 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden. Peter Chiarelli and Cam Neely have worked hard to keep the core of this group together, but young talent, salary cap constraints, and the Seguin Situation necessitated change up front. Nathan Horton, Tyler Seguin, Jaromir Jagr, Rich […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 4

This board is appropriately kind to Denver Broncos because they are a dominating offensive machine.  Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas, and Wes Welker all get bumps in the rankings while Eric Decker returns and Julius Thomas makes an appearance at No. 50 after scoring in each 2013 contest. Ahmad Bradshaw would definitely be on this list […]

Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Fantasy Football Week 4 Sleepers

Week 4 of the season means our opinions of teams and players are starting to be based on 2013 evidence.  There is a lot of football to play, and most of us hope some high draft picks pick it up (I’m talking to you C.J. Spiller).  It also means the bye weeks are here and […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 3

This week’s board sees Marshawn Lynch jump up to No. 2 after a great performance on Sunday night against the 49ers.  A couple of tight ends in Vernon Davis and Tony Gonzalez make an appearance.  David Wilson continues to free-fall, and though he has to be off this week’s board I believe he will have […]

Winning the Waiver Wire: Week 3 Sleepers

Here come the injuries, bye weeks, and breakout stars that make fantasy football such an intriguing roller-coaster ride.  Roddy White is a hobbled decoy, Steven Jackson is probably out until Week 7, Eddie Lacy and Andre Johnson suffered concussions.  To help you out, I will highlight some useful waiver wire/free agent targets.  Also, remember that […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 2

Week 1 is taken in the books, but we cannot overreact to one game and  put Anquan Boldin in the top 10, however, Boldin definitely deserves his place on the board after a monster game against Green Bay.  Adrian Peterson justified his no-brainer status as the universal No. 1 pick, RGIII knocked off some rust, […]

Fantasy Football: Winning the Waiver Wire (Week 2)

The waiver wire can win you a title.  Talent and opportunity can make different players desirable for a one-week rental or to hold for the season.  For instance, the athletic Julius Thomas has staying power in Denver as the Broncos No. 1 tight end in an explosive passing game.  David Wilson and Stevan Ridley both […]

Fantasy Football Help: Favorable Week 1 Matchups

During the season I will be doing a weekly column on players to add from the waiver wire and bye-week replacement options. Since there are no byes for a few weeks, we’ll look at some players with favorable Week 1 matchups to help you with start/sit decisions. This will usually feature players who are not […]