Will Cam Newton finally reward fantasy owners in Week 10? (AP)

Even though the season is hitting the stretch run in fantasy leagues, the byepocalypse is hitting teams hard with six teams on bye, including the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts. This could mean an easy win over a tough opponent or your chance to get back into the playoff picture. Whether you are hoping to stay afloat or just clinging to that final playoff pot, Week 10 is the week to make a move in your league.

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Cam Newton (vs. Philadelphia): The Eagles secondary looks dreadful this season and the run defense is subpar at best. This could mean a huge week for Newton and his pass catchers in Week 10. Plus, the last time these two teams met in 2012, Super Cam ran for two scores and threw for another pair. Could this be the return for Newton and a struggling Panthers team? Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 10 »

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Doug Clough

Some people have all the luck. One such person is fifty-three-year-old ironworker, Doug Clough. Doug is a native of Deerfield, Massachusetts, but now resides in Medford. He’s a lifelong Patriots fan. Earlier this NFL season, Doug heard a FanDuel advertisement on the radio and thought, “I’ll give this a try.” And he won. The first time he ever played any sort of fantasy sport, ever—he won.

It is one thing to have “beginner’s luck.” Before I spoke with Doug I didn’t think it was possible to be that lucky. If merely qualifying for the FanDuel Championship with zero previous fantasy sports experience wasn’t enough, Doug’s story has another wrinkle. He qualified for the FanDuel Championship in week 6, among the players he used were Tom Brady, Brandon LaFell and Brandon Lloyd. In his words, “I just picked who I liked. There wasn’t anything analytical about it.” Continue reading Medford’s FanDuel Champion: Doug Clough »

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Andrew Hawkins is just one options fantasy players should consider in Week 9 (Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)

With six teams on bye, it is time to dive deep and take advantage of those teams missing plenty of players on bye weeks. Even if you are 2-6 or 1-7, this week could put you back into the playoff picture depending on how many squads you are fighting for that final playoff spot.

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Brian Hoyer (vs. Tampa Bay): The Buccaneers defense is ranked third to last in the NFL against the pass. Plus, the center for the Cleveland Browns is out for the foreseeable future which means the run game could get stuffed at the line of scrimmage. Expect at least 25 throws from Hoyer in this one. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 9 »

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FanDuel Champion Frank Borawski

Twenty-seven year old BU grad, Frank Borawski, is not only a great fantasy football player, but also the Assistant Director of Finance at a nearby bank. His analytical business mind translates very well to the statistical minutia that is fantasy football. But Frank knows, like every fantasy football player knows, “Luck has a lot to do with it.” And I’m not talking about Andrew Luck.

Borawski is being sent to Las Vegas to participate in the FanDuel Championship because of a $1,000 Week 4 game, which he won. Frank was helped in Week 4 by huge performances by Steve Smith, Antonio Brown and Jordy Nelson. Borawski has been playing FanDuel for two years now, but remembers hitting it big for the first time last season.

“I was lucky enough to play LeGarrette Blount when he had the four-touchdown game.”

Yeah, that’ll help. And he wasn’t a diehard Pats fan going for the “homer” pick. Born in Connecticut, Borawski is a Cowboys fan, like his father. Continue reading Boston’s FanDuel Champion: Frank Borawski »

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Redraft King: Week 9 2014 Advice

October 29, 2014 at 5:00pm in Fantasy, Opinion, Top Story
(photo courtesy of FanDuel.com)

I’ll make this quick. It was one of those weeks for me last week. So I’m a bit frosty toward fantasy football right now. Sometimes there is nothing you can do. Sometimes, for example, you lose in all five of your fantasy football leagues. To top it off, my week 8 picks were very hit or miss.

Week 8 Recap:

In today’s NFL when a quarterback only throws 17 passes it means they must have left the in the first quarter with an injury. Continue reading Redraft King: Week 9 2014 Advice »

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Should Jordan Reed be a must-start tight end? (Bruce Hemmelgarn/USA Today Sports)

With not many players on bye this week, there are plenty of match ups to take advantage of in Week 8. There isn’t much time to get back into the playoff race, so don’t tinker too much.

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Ryan Tannehill (vs. Jacksonville): The Jaguars have a weak secondary and Tannehill should be able to throw the ball a ton against this team. Expect at least a couple touchdowns for the Dolphin. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 8 »

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photo courtesy of Bleacher Report

Greetings millionaires! The Redraft King hopes that you consider donating a portion of your winnings from week 7 to a charity of your choice. Because if you followed my advice last week you probably vanquished all of your fantasy enemies and are now doing the backstroke through mountains of gold coins. So it is with great cheer and self-admiration (with one exception) I review my week 7 advice.

Week 7 Recap:

My prediction that Colin Kapernick and the 49ers would be in a hole against the Broncos was correct, but he was woefully unable to dig his team out. Alex Smith’s 15.7 fantasy points was almost exactly in line with his average fantasy points per game so far this season (15.8).

Continue reading Redraft King: Week 8 2014 Advice »

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