So this week was a disappointment over at the ole DraftKings. 160 points usually gets you your money back, and I got 162.16, but not this week. That’s ok though, we had some great hits and some big misses, it’s why I’m still writing this and not on my yacht. So because you love my columns and advice you are all rooting against me aren’t you? Foiled by my faithful readers again! That’s ok I like writing this stuff, and truth be told, I’d probably still do it even if I hit the million. So let’s look at all and then review my lineup! Continue reading
We are looking for opportunity and value in Daily Fantasy. Sometimes the means a player with a high floor, but a lower ceiling and sometimes that means a player with a low floor but a higher ceiling. Opportunity and skill are what determine such things. As we have seen with Antonio Brown the last few weeks, without Ben Roethlisberger under center he has been a shell of himself, he is still ok, but hardly looks like the first round pick you spent on him in season long, or delivering on the salary you are paying for him on DraftKings. Gary Barnidge though has become a top 5 TE because he keeps finding the endzone. He’s not a top 5 talent, but he has red zone opportunities each week. Ask anyone who Gary Barnidge was during the preseason and if you happened to be asking his mom or his high school coach they would know, but few others would have had any clue. Continue reading
Dear NFL what is a catch? in the Detroit/Chicago game Golden Tate’s hands touched the ball, he moved it as it touched the goal line and then a defender strippped it away. Looked like a fumble to me in real time, in slow mo replay and then again in real time. It was ruled a fumble on the field. It was over turned to a TD after further review. I don’t know what defines a catch generally speaking, let alone near the goalline. Continue reading
I still don’t know how to best write this article. I’m working hard to come up with the best way to get you what I think are the best plays of the week. I have some ideas I’m working with, but structurally I haven’t settled on the best way to convey that info to all of you. So here is my lineup for week 6! Enjoy the football!
Having been a football coach at the high school level I’m well versed in the types of things that drive a coach crazy, especially by special teams players. Jordan Todman plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but what seems like an eternity ago, he was a running back for the Dartmouth High School Indian and I coached against him. Continue reading
I don’t like him but Greg Hardy can sure pass rush. I don’t think he should be on the field because he hasn’t shown any remorse and has done inflammatory things during the tenure of this suspension, but he sure can pass rush. And that sucks. Not that he is good at the game, that he has no sense of how he has been fucking up and that means he will be suspended again. Hell, the way he acts he may not be suspended, he may join the likes of Rae Carruth, Lawrence Phillips, O.J. Simpson and Aaron Hernandez in jail. Continue reading
So Google sheets crashed yesterday. Weird. Then I had to go to work. That all really crushed my time and ability to get my numbers run and typed up for your perusal. But I still wanted to get my DK lineup up for you to get an idea of matchups I like. So here it is quickly. Next week I will have a more in depth version again and will also address the whole “insider trading” thing. I have some concerns for sure, but I’m still playing, so I’m not turned off completely. Enjoy week 5 folks!
Four weeks into the season and every team now knows that it’s good at, what it’s bad and has an idea of how to fix it. Can they fix it is a bigger question. I wouldn’t say definitively anyone season is 100% over, but for the Bucs, Lions, 49ers, Bear and Browns and the loser of this week’s Eagles/Saints game, I think it’s mostly over. Doesn’t mean they won’t win games or play teams close, but I think their evaluations have to start to shape the future of the team beyond 2015. Continue reading
As we begin to wrap another NFL week let it be known that if you have an kicking experience at all, soccer, pee wee football, the can, there is likely an NFL team that wants to speak to you. Here is the thing, kicking a field goal isn’t hard. I’ve kicked 40 yard field goals and despite my years playing soccer I was never considered a big leg kind of guy.I was talking to the oft mentioned buddy of mine Jay about the state of kicking in the NFL…. Continue reading