1. NFL Week 10 Hot Hands and Cold Shoulders: Thursday Night Football is for Lovers

    It’s good that it only comes after bye weeks are over when rosters have, for the most part, been figured out. Otherwise, Thursday Night Football would be a real pain...

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  2. Foolish Thoughts in Fantasy Football: California Dreams and NFL at 10

    It’s easy to pick on Brian Westbrook , but his surprise “inactivity” this week probably caught many fantasy owners off-guard. It caught me off-guard...

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  3. NFL Fantasy On the Wire: Week 10 Pickups Are Slim Pickings

    Updated: Wed, Nov. 11. I’ve been in California this week at a conference. I don’t know how these people handle football starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays. It’s just plain weird. But the important thing here is that I haven’t had Internet all week...

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  4. Foolish Games We Play: Win Fame and Fortune with Fantasy Football in Week 9

    It’s been some time since we talked about the contest and competitions out there in the fantasy football world...

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  5. Week Nine Hot Hands and Cold Shoulders: Any Given Sunday

    I watched Any Given Sunday last night. Twice. No matter how many times you watch that movie, it makes you want to run through a wall, and then a pack of linebackers, followed by another wall...

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  6. Fourth & 1 Debate: Nine Moves to Make for the Fantasy Football Playoffs

    At this point in the season, you might be more concerned with getting to the playoffs than succeeding once you get there. That’s okay. Take it one week at a time...

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  7. On the Wire: Week Nine Fantasy Football Pickups and Must-Claims

    There’s nothing glamorous about pickups at this point in the season. You’re either struggling to find meaning in your season after falling desperately behind the rest of the teams in your ...

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  8. Foolish Thoughts in Fantasy Football: Marc Bulger and Sunday Night Sadness

    Baseball stole our Sunday Night Football . How is that fair? Give it back, World Series . I demand it. I’m fine with baseball as long as I don’t have to sit through an entire game...

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  9. Starting Beanie Wells over Andre Johnson: Smart Play or Crazy Talk?

    In a fantasy football group I participate in each week, Fantasy Football Fanatics on LinkedIn , I recommended going with Beanie Wells in a flex spot over Andre Johnson this week...

    Jacob Sloan Written by Jacob Sloan about over 4 years ago 466 reads 4 comments

  10. Fourth & One Debate: 'Buy low' Candidates for the Second Half

    This week’s Fourth & One Debate question for the fantasy football roundtable came from Smitty at Fantasy Football Xtreme. He asked “Who is your biggest buy-low candidate for Weeks Eight through 16?” My pick? Greg Jennings...

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  11. On the Wire: Week Eight Fantasy Football Pickups, Potential and Hoops Problems

    Another critical bye week hits us right where it hurts, in the middle of the season. At least this week provides us with a few more players that have value from now until the end of the season...

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  12. Fourth & 1 Debate: Two running backs worth stashing

    Last week’s Fourth & 1 fantasy football roundtable debate asked, “Which two players are you stashing for the second half? Why?” I selected LeSean McCoy and Mike Bell as my stashes for the reasons outlined below in my entry for the roundtable...

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  13. Week Seven Hot Hands and Cold Shoulders: LenWhale Fall Down, Go Boom

    Patrick Crayton just straight up offended me by complaining that he wasn’t told that he was being replaced in the starting lineup. Seriously? I guess he was the last to know...

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  14. On the Wire: Week Seven Fantasy Football Pickups, Drops and Names to Know by Now

    In what was largely a return to form for the fantasy football community, several names you probably already know popped back on the scene. Some we’ve talked about before , some we’ve neglected to mention since the preseason...

    Jacob Sloan Written by Jacob Sloan about almost 5 years ago 979 reads 2 comments

  15. Is Oakland's Darren McFadden Worth Keeping After Injuries and Production Pains?

    In the most recent Fourth & 1 fantasy football roundtable debate, we tackle what players have lost the most keeper value this season besides LaDainian Tomlinson. I chose to single out Darren McFadden...

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  16. Fantasy Football: How to Get Your 0-5 Team to 1-5

    It happens to the best of us. Sometimes teams don’t work out. You draft Darren McFadden higher than you should have—grumble grumble. You put the hopes of your fantasy team on a sleeper like Matt Cassel, who hasn’t panned out yet...

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  17. Fantasy Football: Hot Hands, Cold Shoulders, and Peyton Manning's Missing Arm

    I once heard that Peyton Manning can hear us think our own thoughts. In the huddle, he thinks so hard that the middle linebacker opposing him get headaches...

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  18. The Real Concern with T.O.'s Lack of Production Thus Far

    Some will say not to get rid of the superstar wide receiver, but Terrell Owens' time to make an impact in Buffalo is running out. As the season goes on and the weather in Buffalo turns colder, the Bills’ passing game is at the mercy of the elements.

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  19. On the Wire: Week Six Fantasy Football Pickups, Sleepers, and Bye Week Saviors

    He did it. I can’t believe he did it. Braylon Edwards, of stone hands fame, caught almost everything that came his way in his debut with the Jets on Monday night...

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  20. Foolish Thoughts: Terrible NFL Throwbacks and Games to Throw Back

    The NFL should really give all the bad teams the same bye week. Just wait until all the worst teams have shown what they are made of, take the bottom half of the league and give them a week off to heal their wounds...

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  21. Week Five Hot Hands and Cold Shoulders: Pretty please, Braylon. Pretty Please

    I watched the UFL game last night, and it wasn’t even like the accidentally-left-it-on-that-channel kind of watch. I actually watched it. It was far more interesting than watching Missouri spank Nebraska in the rain...

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  22. Fantasy Football Impact: Michael Crabtree signs…and I don't care

    Michael Crabtree, who majored in diva-ology at Texas Tech, has finally signed with the San Francisco 49ers as of yesterday...

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  23. 10 Yards: Fantasy Football—What Fantasy Football Is All About

    There’s a lot more to fantasy football than glitz and glamour, the ladies hanging off every open arm, and all that time spent in well-lit rooms...

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  24. Fantasy Football Impact: Braylon Edwards traded to Jets

    Coming off the heels of allegations that he assaulted a friend of LeBron James and a Week 4 game in which Braylon Edwards caught absolutely nothing, it’s surprising to see him be swept away to the New York Jets in a trade this morning...

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  25. Fantasy Football: Week Five Pickups, Drops, and Bye-Week Filler

    I wanted to make a switch this past weekend at defense to sub in the New Orleans Saints D/ST for the Green Bay Packers D/ST...

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