Redraft King: Week 5 2014 Advice

October 1, 2014 at 7:21pm in Fantasy, Featured, NFL, Opinion
Photo courtesy of cbssports.com

Before jumping into week 5, let’s see how I did week 4. I will be the first to say, my predictions saw marked improvement over week 3.

Week 4 Recap:

Turns out Jacksonville’s defense is as bad as expected. Anyone who played Phillip Rivers enjoyed his 377 passing yards and 3 TDs. Continue reading Redraft King: Week 5 2014 Advice »

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Fantasy Hockey Draft Primer: Defense

October 1, 2014 at 9:00am in Fantasy, Featured
Mike Green (youshtake.com)

When it comes to fantasy hockey, strategies for drafting defensemen can be pretty polarizing. Some will tell you that Forwards and Goalies are the most important components of a fantasy squad so the focus should be there, letting you round out your roster with defenseman who are solid category contributors. Others however, see the sneaky value that a good defenseman can offer: if you’re getting 60+ points where another owner is only getting 40 or so, that can put you over the top.

I tend to go with a balance between these two approaches. I think defense an all too important but often underrated position in fantasy hockey, but its also important to recognize that most of your points will indeed be coming from forwards and goalies.

All of these players are of great interest to me going into my drafts, whether they’re sleepers, breakout candidates, guys who will out-perform their draft rankings, or just guys I’d love to have on my team. So, without further ado…

Victor Hedman, TBL

The third overall pick in the 2009 draft has seen steady progression in his young career and I expect that trend to continue. He logs a ton of minutes and he has stellar options in front of him like Steven Stamkos and rookie Jonathon Drouin. He posted 55 points in just 75 games last year, so 60 is definition possible. I’m targeting him on all of my teams.

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Join us for Fantasy Hockey!

September 29, 2014 at 2:14pm in Fantasy, Now!
Fantasy Hockey (nhl.com)

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.

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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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