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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 15

By on December 13, 2014 at 5:11pm
Should Colin Kaepernick be trusted in the fantasy playoffs? (Reuters) Should Colin Kaepernick be trusted in the fantasy playoffs? (Reuters)

Your league is in the semi-finals or first round of the playoffs, but there are still full slates of games to think about. Some matchups re worth the stash, but others make it easy to sit those players who have tough matchups. Here are some players you should start or sit in Week 15:

Start ‘Em

Eli Manning (vs. Washington): Manning had himself a day Week 4 against the Washington Redskins and that was on the road! The veteran has played consistently well at home and is due for a big game after several letdown performances in recent weeks. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 15 »

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Will Manziel leap-frog Hoyer this week? (photo courtesy of ESPN)

I’ll often point out or lampoon my own advice when it is not up to the Redraft King’s standard or mediocrity. However, in week 13, I struck gold. My only regret was that in the few daily fantasy sports line ups I submitted, I had Tre Mason and DeAndre Hopkins on different teams (but still made out just fine). So it is with much aplomb and patting-on-the-back I recap week 13.

Week 13 Recap:

Ben Roethlisberger torched the Saints secondary to the tune of 435 yards. Ryan Tannehill was dreadful on Monday night against the Jets. Colt McCoy was running around, avoiding the pass rush, and making top-1o plays like Robert Griffin III used to do–his rookie year. Both Big Ben and McCoy scored over 30 fantasy points.

Andre Ellington left the game early, and was ineffective before doing so. Daniel Herron made Trent Richardson look like a back up for the second week in a row. And Tre Mason turned in a highlight-reel style performance against the Raiders, and scored 40.4 fantasy points. Continue reading Redraft King: Week 14 Fantasy Football Advice »

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Could Kyle Rudolph be a top-5 fantasy option at the tight end position the rest of the way? (USATSI)

The playoffs are officially upon us! Well, at least for the teams that played well enough all season to make it (or if your league’s playoffs don’t start this week). This is your chance to show what you can do and if you have what it takes to be the league champion. Here are some players to start or sit in this week’s matchups:

Start ‘Em

Ryan Tannehill (vs. Baltimore): The Ravens’ defense has not been up to snuff this season, especially on the road. Tannehill should have all day to throw deep down the field after a poor outing against the New York Jets in Week 13. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 14 »

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Tom Brady: telemarketer and mullet aficionado. (Boston Globe)

Thank Belichick that Tom Brady recovered from his early season swoon to quiet all the calls for him to be traded, cast off, sent sailing into the sunset of retirement to thereby save us all from seeing a Hall of Fame quarterback in decline.

I say this not only as a New England Patriots fan (too) heavily invested in how my football team fares, but also as someone glad to avoid what Brady’s alternative, post-football career potentially would have been.

Because if the DailyMVP commercial starring Brady even approaches half-truth, we’d be looking at Gary the Telemarketer, daily fantasy football MVP and office champion, instead of Tom Brady, two time NFL MVP and three time Super Bowl champion:

Continue reading Video: Tom Brady, Professional Telemarketer and Part-Time Fantasy Trash Talker? »

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Redraft King: Week 13 Advice

November 29, 2014 at 1:57pm in Fantasy, Opinion
Roethlisberger

As this is the second Redraft King column of the week, I’ll spare you my typical attempt of a quasi-clever preamble and jump right into the fray.

Thanksgiving Day Recap:

Jay Cutler wasn’t awful with 280 passing yards and two scores and two picks. Mark Sanchez, to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the “butt fumble” (I swear I’ll stop talking about it after this), actually rushed for a touchdown and turned in a respectable fantasy performance against the Cowboys.

Theo Riddick didn’t carry the ball for Detroit once, but he caught six passes for 54 yards. And considering how bad the 49ers offense looked against their NFC West nemesis, anyone who played Carlos Hyde (me) should be thankful for his meager 8.7 fantasy points. Continue reading Redraft King: Week 13 Advice »

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Alfred Morris is is for a big day if the Wshington Redskins get him the ball (IMAGE BY FRANKIE_821 )

Start ‘Em

Ryan Tannehill (vs. New York Jets): If Tannehill can torch the Broncos, then the Jets should be just as easy to rip apart. Kyle Orton looked like Peyton Manning on Monday, so a short week could make it even worse for the Jets this week. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 13 »

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Do you know what happens in two days? I bet you do. The nation will set aside any and all disputes (well, maybe not) and we will collectively plunge into a turkey/gravy/stuffing/potato induced coma. Unhealthy mountains of turkey will sustain some through the rigors of Black Friday, and for others Thursday will just end in a good night’s sleep with dreams of gravy waterfalls. On a related, but far more important note, due to three Thursday NFL games, and the fact that daily fantasy sites are offering “Thursday Only” contests, this will be part I of a two-part Redraft King Turkey Day Extravaganza!

Okay. Calm down. We still need to review week 12 before jumping into Thursday’s advice.

Week 12 Recap:

Tony Romo tossed four touchdowns in a come-from-behind win against the Giants, and had his best fantasy performance so far this year. Josh McCown passed for over three hundred yards and 18.8 fantasy points. Brian Hoyer also threw more than three hundred yards, but three interceptions lowered his point total to 14 for the day. Continue reading Redraft King: Week 13 Fantasy Football Advice »

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