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Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 5

“Everything seems to have a way of evening out for me.” About 15 years ago now on “Seinfeld,” there was an episode when Jerry had everything evening out for him. He lost a comedy gig, then five minutes later he got another one instead. Elaine threw 20 bucks out the window from Jerry’s wallet, only […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 4

Ok, who’s ready for a Chiefs-Bears Super Bowl? We all know that the likelihood of that happening is still very slim, but with the opening three weeks of the season in the books, the odds of Kansas City and Chicago meeting in February has gone from “no way in heck” to “so you’re saying there’s […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 3

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-0. So are the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears, for that matter. The Minnesota Vikings are 0-2. So are the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers, all three predicted to be 2010 playoff teams. So what does that all mean, really? Are the Bucs and Chiefs bound […]

Week 3 Pickups

The early weeks of the football season is an important time for fantasy team owners. Often players that are barely on the mind of fantasy owners during the draft end up carrying a team into the playoffs. Last year, Sidney Rice was one of the more productive receivers in the game, but largely went undrafted […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 1

We all love summertime. The mercury in the thermometer peaks, and so does the number of scantily clad women at the beach. But personally, I’m very happy to see the summer come to a close. Not because I want to see the lovely beach bunnies layer up for colder weather ahead, but because with the […]

NFC South Fantasy Preview

The NFC South is a story of two “haves” and two “have-nots.” The ultimate “have” are the reigning Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints. From top to bottom, on both sides of the ball, the Saints are stacked with stars that will no doubt have New Orleans thinking repeat, all season long. From there, […]

AFC South Fantasy Preview

The next stop on the fantasy preview train brings us to the AFC South. This division has some of the best top shelf talent of them all, featuring one of the top 3 fantasy QBs in Peyton Manning, two of the top 4 fantasy RBs in Chris Johnson and Maurice Jones-Drew, two of the top […]

NFC North Fantasy Preview

Our fourth divisional fantasy preview takes us to the NFC North, a division that features heated rivalries and is filled with top notch fantasy talent. Last season, the Vikings earned the top spot in this foursome, coming ever-so-close to a Super Bowl appearance, instead losing in overtime of the NFC title game at the hands […]

AFC North Fantasy Preview

Into the second week of August we go, where NFL teams will all finally see action this coming weekend to open their preseason slate of meaningless games. We got our first taste of football season with Sunday night’s Hall of Fame game, which featured the Dallas Cowboys topping the AFC North’s defending divisional champs, the […]

NFC East Fantasy Preview

Your competition is already working hard at building a winning fantasy team… are you? Fantasy football draft preparation should be in full swing by now for you die hards out there that are hoping for a successful 2010 season. Today, I bring you the second installment of my divisional fantasy previews, with the spotlight shone […]

AFC East Fantasy Preview

 Ladies and gentlemen, the time has finally arrived. Fall is upon us, and while we’re sad to see the summer coming to a close, fantasy football fanatics across the globe are salivating, as the 2010 NFL season is quickly approaching. If you’re as fanatical about fantasy football as I am, you’ve probably already begun reading […]

Week 17: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

For week 17, I decided to stray away from the rankings format, firstly because it’s extremely hard to rank one quarter of a star player against a full game against a second-stringer and, secondly, I feel that it’s more important to stress which players will be getting a huge boost in playing time and which […]

Starting with a Blank Slaton?

Continuing my run of creative, pun-intended titles for my Fantasy Football pieces (joining “Running Back to Basics” and “The NFL Quarterback-up Club“), I now bring you “Starting with a Blank Slaton,” which of course refers to that pint-sized running back we all love from the Houston Texans: Steve Slaton. Slaton is a much-maligned back this […]

TGIF: ‘Twas The Night Before Fantasy Football

This season, like most for me, has been full of ups and downs. It is in my opinion that fantasy football is the toughest to prepare for. The players are more likely to get injured in this sport than any other, the season only lasts 17 weeks, and the only consistent thing about this game is […]

Week 16: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

As we gather ’round the Christmas tree, we must be grateful for the three F’s: Family, Friends, and Fantasy Football (Ok, so 4 F’s). At this point in time, we can think of Chris Johnson as the Red Ryder B.B. Gun of the season while someone like Matt Forte was just a big, disappointing lump of coal. […]