// Stevan Ridley

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 12

Week 12 is just a week or two away from the end of the fantasy regular season and now is the time to start getting hot into those postseason matchups. Here are some guys to start or sit this week: Start ‘Em Colin Kaepernick (vs. Washington): Washington’s defense has been porous for throwing and running the […]

Week 11 Notes and Observations: Panthers Edge Patriots Amid Controversial Non-Call, 24-20

There is no way around the fact that this was a statement game for both teams. The Panthers were riding a five-game winning streak coming into Week 11, and a win over the Patriots is the equivalent to the Super Bowl for teams who haven’t been relevant in years. The Patriots needed a win to […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 10

The top three hold their spots on this week’s Board while Adrian Peterson jumps Marshawn Lynch to move up to No. 4.  Patriots Rob Gronkowski, Stevan Ridley, and Tom Brady all ascend due to New England finding their rhythm against Pittsburgh.  Rookie running backs Eddie Lacy and Zac Stacy jump to 15 and 20 respectively.  […]

Week 9 Notes and Observations: Patriots Offense Finally Looks Sharp in 55-31 Win Over Steelers

The first half of this season has been an amazing coaching job by Bill Belichick and his staff. The offseason was highlighted by Aaron Hernandez going to jail on a murder charge, as well as the fact that the Patriots let Wes Welker go to the conference rival Denver Broncos. This season itself has been […]

Week 8 Notes and Observations: Patriots Score 24 Unanswered Points to Beat Dolphins 27-17

It’s hard to justify a must win game in October, but this game was just that. After letting a win slip away against the Jets last week in overtime, a game against the division rival Dolphins became more important than usual. The Patriots needed this one to keep distance in the division as the Jets […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 8

Week 8 is the midway point, including playoffs, for the NFL and fantasy football. This is the week that the studs and pretenders in your league will show their true colors. Here is some help with those lineups. Start ‘Em Carson Palmer (vs. Atlanta): The Falcons do not have a good pass defense, so Palmer might […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 7

Week 6 provided many players the right to fight for a playoff spot still, but Week 7 is likely the week that will determine your fate heading to the postseason. Here are some options to start/sit this week: Start ‘Em Eli Manning (vs. Minnesota): Sure, the New York Giants are 0-6, but the Vikings have one […]

Week 6 Notes & Observations: Patriots Stun Saints With Last Second Touchdown; Win 30-27

There’s a reason football games are 60 minutes and Sunday’s game used up every single one. It was a game where the Patriots looked in firm control of after a strong first half, but almost gave it away with cautious play-calling in the second half. The Patriots did everything they could to lose this game […]

Week 4 NFL Preview: Patriots vs. Falcons

The transition to the new receiving corps hasn’t been pretty, but they don’t draw pictures on the scoreboard. Bottom line is that our New England Patriots have found a way to win their first three games. Fans are used to seeing a well-oiled offensive machine out of Tom Brady and their frustration even amounted to boos this past […]

Week 3 Notes and Observations: Offense Finally Clicks, Patriots Beat Buccaneers 23-3

This was the game that everyone has been hoping to see. The defense continued to show how good they really are, and the offense finally found some type of rhythm to give the doubters something to be happy about. No one is picking the Buccaneers to win any Super Bowls anytime soon, but a win […]

Week 2 NFL Preview: Patriots vs. Jets

If you asked me to preview this game a week ago, I would have chuckled while predicting a laughable score in the Patriots favor. Today, there is no way I can do that. The NFL is a crazy league. The change of feeling has more to do with what I saw from the Pats than what […]

Week 1 NFL Preview: New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills

This is it. Week one of the NFL season has finally arrived. It’s a bittersweet time since it also means the end of summer. But I have been anxiously awaiting this week all summer, the time when all the fantasy drafts and projections turn into results that no one saw coming. This year, the Patriots […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 1

The NFL season starts Thursday night, but before the first game kicks off, everyone who plays fantasy football must decide who they want to start at each position. It is a difficult task if you have four or more at one spot, but maybe the players on this list might change your mind. Start ‘Em […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 1

The Sports of Boston Fantasy Football Big Board will be updated weekly with risers, fallers, and new additions. Take a look at the top 50: RB  Adrian Peterson (MIN) RB  Doug Martin (TB) RB  C.J. Spiller (BUF) RB  Trent Richardson (CLE) RB  Jamaal Charles (KC) RB  Marshawn Lynch (SEA) RB  Ray Rice (BAL) WR Calvin […]

Blount Impresses in Patriots’ Win Over Eagles

The New England Patriots kicked off their preseason schedule with an impressive 31-22 victory over the Eagles on Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. While the end result may not mean much at this stage, the Patriots did give fans the opportunity to see a little bit of everything that could factor in […]