1. Fantasy Football 2011: Team-by-Team Preview of the AFC East

    Remember when the AFC East was a very deep division? When it seemed like all four teams could at least make a little noise? Well, those days are mostly over. Once you get past the Patriots and Jets, it is all downhill...

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  2. Fantasy Football 2011: Team-by-Team Previews of the NFC West

    After years of being a punchline for the NFL, the NFC West finally has something to get excited about—especially for fantasy football owners. That’s because there is a slew of solid fantasy value throughout the division...

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  3. Fantasy Football 2011: Players You Need To Add before Week 1 Action

    Even a three-toed sloth could be quite dangerous if left unsupervised with numerous loaded, ready-to-fire high-powered assault rifles laying around...

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  4. Fantasy Football 2011: Team-by-Team Preview of the AFC West

    The AFC West is sort of the ghost town of the NFL – not much to look at right now but shadows remain from previous greatness. And amidst the mish -mash of talent in the division, you can find some serious fantasy value...

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  5. Fantasy Football 2011: Team-by-Team Preview of the NFC North

    Outside of the Green Bay Packers, the NFC North could be thrown on its head this season. The perennial doormat, Detroit looks like it could make some very big strides in 2011...

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  6. Fantasy Football 2011: Team-by-Team Preview for the AFC North

    If you were to do a divisional stock watch and bar graph on the AFC North, it likely would look like an EKG printout for Richard Simmons. That’s because the values of the four squads in the division are all over the place...

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  7. Fantasy Football 2011: Team-by-Team Preview of the NFC South

    Young QBs with major upside. That is the theme in the NFC South, a division typically defined by defense and smash-mouth football...

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  8. Fantasy Football 2011: Team-by-Team Preview of the AFC South

    As if the offseason wasn’t crazy enough with the dark cloud of doubt surrounding everything NFL in the year of the lockout, the teams in the AFC South continue to be shrouded in mystery heading into the 2011 opener...

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  9. Fantasy Football 2011 Sleepers: 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Draft Vick or Rodgers

    The draft-day elation is short-lived: You started the big event with visions of Michael Vick or Aaron Rodgers or even Tom Brady dancing in your head. Except they’re now all gone...

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  10. Fantasy Football 2011: Why Drafting Michael Vick Will Kill Your Fantasy Season

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  11. Fantasy Football 2011: Top 30 Running Backs Who Will Help You Dominate

    Pop quiz: Over the past decade, how many different backs won the annual rushing yardage crown? Nine. That means that nine times out of 10, we had a different back lead the league in rushing...

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  12. 2011 Fantasy Football "Busts" You Should Consider Drafting at Great Value

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  13. Fantasy Football 2011: Five Late-Round Running Backs You Need to Draft

    Writing fantasy football stories may seem like a cool way to pass the time, but it comes with its share of dilemmas, too...

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  14. Fantasy Football 2011 Bold Prediction: Knowshon Moreno Will Lose His Job

    After weeks upon weeks of hot, dry weather baked the landscape in and around the communities near the chinstrapninjas.com world headquarters, several days of steady rain has helped take the edge off the crispy brown lawns and parched corn fields...

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  15. 2011 Fantasy Football: The Top 25 Receivers Who Can Help You Dominate

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  16. Fantasy Football 2011: 5 Post-Lockout Strategy Changes You Need To Consider

    Last week, while trying to keep costs to a minimum while camping with the family, I was introduced to turkey bacon. Except there’s no bacon in turkey bacon. It’s a cruel trick...

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  17. Fantasy Football 2011: Top 15 Tight Ends to Dominate Your Redraft Leagues

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  18. Fantasy Football 2011: Top 15 Quarterbacks in Redraft Leagues

    Like spotting a rogue robin on a semi-warm late winter day, I noticed the first fantasy football magazine on the local grocery store newsstand...

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  19. Fantasy Football 2011: Four Players to Red-Flag on Draft-Day Cheat Sheets

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. These days, I’m feeling pretty shameful when it comes to fantasy football options that are uber-talented in super ...

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  20. Fantasy Baseball 2011 Buy Low or Let Him Go: Hanley Ramirez

    Hanley Ramirez will be this year’s fantasy baseball version of Maurice Jones-Drew. There. I said it. Couple of months too late, mind you, but it was said...

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  21. Fantasy Baseball 2011: Lesser-Named Players Who Can Spark Your Squad

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  22. Fantasy Baseball 2011: 5 Critical Tips to Rebuild Your Team into a Contender

    “You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run …” — Kenny Rodgers in “The Gambler” Nearly two months into ...

    John Zaktansky Written by John Zaktansky about 3 years ago 1,132 reads 4 comments

  23. NFL Draft 2011: 10 Bold Predictions for the First Round

    Like a child trying to sleep on Christmas Eve, the excitement of the NFL draft is downright distracting. Visions of trades and draft-value shockers are dancing in my head. I can’t think...

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  24. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Closing Carousel: Cheap Sources for Saves You Need to Know

    Forget the Alamo—remember the chinstrap ninjas! You know, those guys who run the ultra-cool fantasy sports website who suggested you not blow an early draft pick on a closer? ...

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  25. Fantasy Baseball 2011: Bold Predictions That Could Help Win Your League

    As I sit here, wondering how to start this column, and still wiping the sweat from my fingertips as I hammer out the final two fantasy baseball composite ranking lists ( top 40 ...

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