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

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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Joe Flacco might be coming off a bye, but should he be started in fantasy leagues on the road? (Photo: Suchat Pederson/The News Journal)

With Josh Gordon active and Ben Tate now on the Minnesota Vikings, Week 12 should be the week that most teams know their fate (and possibly seeding) for their fantasy teams. With the final two teams on bye this week, it is the last time you will have to bench a proven fantasy commodity for bench fodder. Here are this week’s starts/sits:

Start ‘Em

Matt Ryan (vs. Cleveland): Matt Ryan has been a beast at the Georgia Dome in his career and should be a solid start against a beat-up Browns defense. It might be a lot of throwing to keep pace with Brian Hoyer as Josh Gordon and Andrew Hawkins will keep this game close. A close game equals more throws for the BC alum. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 12 »

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Brian Hoyer

Week 11 was a bad week for fantasy football running backs.  Unless, of course, you were one of the few people who started Jonas Gray. Other than Gray, only three running backs scored more than 20 points in PPR format on Sunday: Jamaal Charles, Eddie Lacy, and Matt Forte. Those three stud running backs have been consistent all year, and have been priced accordingly.

Suggesting that Matt Forte is going to have a good week isn’t really the Redraft King’s goal (yes, I referred to myself in the third person). I’m trying to find the Jonas Gray’s of the world. I’m looking for value. In today’s NFL, value (and consistency) is easier to find at the wide receiver position. But first, let’s see how I did last week.


Week 11 Recap:

Phillip Rivers was bad—193 passing yards and a single touchdown pass—kind of bad. In a cruel irony for the Redraft King, Colin Kapernick, also threw for 193 yards a single score. Mark Sanchez, in catch-up mode from the beginning, had a much better day with 20.8 fantasy points. Continue reading Redraft King: Week 12 Fantasy Football Advice »

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