Join us for Fantasy Hockey!

September 29, 2014 at 2:14pm in Fantasy, Now!
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We know we’ve got some die-hard hockey fans among our readers and a wealth of fantasy players. Now you have a chance to join us in a Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey league for the upcoming season. I will be covering fantasy hockey for Sports of Boston this year, and this league is a great chance to get some interaction with us the writers and show off your fantasy skill!

We can have some fun with it, too– I’ll post some draft analysis, player rankings, sleepers picks, and more. I’ll also post a weekly reader email response to answer your fantasy hockey questions.

If you’re interested, email me at [email protected] and join the fun. You can challenge the experts to the Sports of Boston Fantasy Hockey Championship!

Antonio Gates should be the best tight end (after Larry Donnell) in Week 4.

It’s time to get this fantasy season rolling with almost the quarter point of the season already upon us. Even with the six teams on byes this week, there are still plenty of options to choose from and it still should be a good week even if you are 1-2 or 0-3. Here are some options to start and sit.

Start ‘Em

Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Tampa Bay): After a couple touchdowns and less than 200 yards in a game dominated by the run against the Carolina Panthers, Roethlisberger is due for a game in which he throws for a ton of yards and several touchdowns. The Buccaneers defense has struggled through the first few weeks, so expect a huge throwing game from Big Ben. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 4 »

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Redraft King: Week 4 Redraft Advice

September 25, 2014 at 9:00am in Fantasy, Featured, Opinion
Jordy Nelson

In the interest of full disclosure, before we dive to week 4 advice, let’s review where I was right and where I was wrong in week 3. If you missed it, here was my week 3 advice column.

Week 3 Recap:

Tom Brady turned out to be a terrible call, the Pats offense continues to struggle this season. Josh McCown was a laughable prediction—it’s probably for the best that he hurt his thumb before he had a chance to throw anymore interceptions, or perpetrate anymore fumbles. And my only decent call at QB from last week was EJ Manuel who scored 15 points by ESPN standard scoring.

Continue reading Redraft King: Week 4 Redraft Advice »

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Ben Roethlisberge could be in for a long night against a tough Carolina Panthers defense (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Another great set of games on the schedule this week, but it might be time to throw in the towel if you are 0-2, depending on how your team is looking with the string of recent injuries and off-the-field issues. However, there are several players who are worthy to start this week even if they aren’t owned in many leagues.

Start ‘Em

Andrew Luck (vs. Jacksonville): The Jaguars have had trouble against the pass since the start of the season, but Luck hasn’t really shown much over the first two weeks. Expect the Colts to score at a high rate with big plays from Luck to multiple receivers in order to get a win closer to .500. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 3 »

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Get your free money!

If the title of this article makes no sense to you, please review my earlier post, weekly fantasy strategy. My goal over the remaining 15 weeks of the NFL schedule is to provide insight to the best deals and values of weekly fantasy players.

Typically you are allotted $50,000 in fake money to draft your weekly team. Divided among the typical 9 roster slots thats means on average you can spend $5,555 per player. However, if you use my advice and find some cheaper, or high upside options, then you will have more excess money to spend on top tier players.

Continue reading Redraft King: Weekly Fantasy Football Advice for Week 3 »

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Sit on your couch! Play weekly fantasy football! And win boatloads of cash!”

The message of that commercial sure sounded nice, when I was sitting on my couch, tweaking a fantasy football lineup, and hoping to miraculously obtain a boatload of cash. In fact, I was so intrigued, I gave it a shot. And I must say, weekly redraft leagues are a lot of fun!

In my humble opinion, the draft is the most exciting part of the fantasy football season, and now instead of once a year, you can do it seventeen times a year.

Continue reading Redraft King: Weekly Fantasy Football Strategy »

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Andrew Luck Hopes For Big Week 2 Performance

September 13, 2014 at 10:01pm in Fantasy
James McNeil writes

One of the most talked about week 1 contests in the NFL was Denver versus Indianapolis. It was a matchup between the best fantasy football quarterback in the game in Peyton Manning versus a strong up-and-coming quarterback who could take that title down the road in Andrew Luck. Not only that, but things always get interesting when Manning goes up against his former team. The elder statesman at quarterback cruised to a victory against Indianapolis, and that means the team’s back is up against the wall in week 2. Fortunately, the Philadelphia pass defense is exactly what could get Luck going in 2014.

Philadelphia made the playoffs last year, but there are some legitimate concerns surrounding the team at this point in time. Yes, they won in week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, they had to really rally in the 2nd half to do so. An undrafted rookie for Jacksonville, not to mention a below-average quarterback, lit up the pass defense. That means Luck has a chance to put up some pretty nice numbers in fantasy football. Continue reading Andrew Luck Hopes For Big Week 2 Performance »