2015

2015 NFL Playoffs: AFC Championship Will Come Down To Efficiency

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Demarcus Ware is just one of the many defensive stars that make up the Denver Broncos number one ranked defense. They will be tested this Sunday against the New England Patriots. (Photo By: Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

Last week I mentioned how important the coaches would be in determining their teams fates. In the case of the Steelers and Chiefs, that was the case.  (more…)

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NFL Playoffs 2015: AFC Wild Card Weekend Primer

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Alex Smith- 3,486 passing yards, 20 touchdowns- will look to lead the Chiefs to a playoff victory in Houston on Saturday. It would also be his first playoff win since 2011. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

I took a look back at my preseason picks for the AFC and saw some good (Hello AFC West!), some not so good (Dolphins, Adam? Really?), and some down right ugly choices (Mulligan on Baltimore, please). (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 13 Waiver Wire Targets, And Playoffs?

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The Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin could be in line for a nice string of matchups the next four weeks. Just in time to carry you into the playoffs and beyond.

Ladies and gentleman, we’ve come to week 13.

If your commissioner knows what they’re doing (and I assume they all do) then this week should wrap up the regular season for your fantasy leagues. Now is the time when not just money, bragging rights, and personal dignity is on the line; but the opportunity to achieve all of those things is on the line.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Players We’re Thankful For, Week 12 Waiver Targets

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Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls is just one of the few short-term options we’re thankful for in 2015. (Photo: Seattle Times)

You know what’s great about fantasy football? The fact that it gives you a reason to be engaged in even the least meaningful NFL games of the week.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 10 Waiver Targets

The Panthers' Devin Funchess caught three passes for 71 yards and a touchdown Sunday

The Panthers’ Devin Funchess caught three passes for 71 yards and a touchdown Sunday


Can we all take a minute to appreciate the stars in the NFL?  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Football Audibles For Browns Vs. Bengals

Gio Bernard (439 RuYards, 141 ReYards, 2 touchdowns) looks like a strong play tonight against a Cleveland Browns team that has been generous to the position all season.

Gio Bernard (439 RuYards, 141 ReYards, 2 touchdowns) looks like a strong play tonight against a Cleveland Browns team that has been generous to the position all season.

Can I be the one to tell Browns fans that tonight isn’t going to be their night?

Thursday Night Football has offered up some great games for us this 2015 season but, unfortunately, this isn’t going to be one of those games.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Audibles For Dolphins Vs. Patriots

Tom Terrific: Brady has torched opposing teams to the tune of 2,054 yards, 16 touchdowns (one interception) and a 113.2 rating.

Tom Terrific: Brady has torched opposing teams to the tune of 2,054 yards, 16 touchdowns (one interception) and a 113.2 rating.

I’m sorry, Patriot fans.

I was blinded by $100 million dollar Defensive Tackles and shiny up and coming Quarterbacks in South Beach. I was fooled by defensive geniuses aligning themselves with the unbelievable talent in Buffalo. The jury is still out, but I was also a little head over heels for “Gang Green” after Geno got punched in the jaw.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Audibles For Seahawks Vs. 49ers

We haven't seen "Beast Mode" yet in 2015, but I have a feeling we're close. (Photo: The Seattle Times)

We haven’t seen “Beast Mode” yet in 2015, but I have a feeling we’re close. (Photo: The Seattle Times)

I remember a time not very long ago when this game had a lot more Fantasy star power.

One of the more underrated rivalries now, not long ago before the San Francisco player exodus, NFC Championship conversation began and ended in the Pacific Northwest with these two teams. (more…)

My Fight Against #LoserSpeak, Culture Phobia, And The People That Enable It In Sports

When a bat flip turns into an attack on how you play the game there's a problem (Photo via @JoeyBats19 Instagram)

When a bat flip turns into an attack on how you play the game there’s a problem. That problem is #LoserSpeak. (Photo via @JoeyBats19/Instagram)

There isn’t much in this world that makes me angry. In fact those who don’t know me can, sometimes, mistake my being calm for being passive or not actually understanding what’s happening. Those who actually know me can tell you that couldn’t be further from the truth.

A Utah Jazz sportswriter learned that the hard way last night.  (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 7 Waiver Wire Targets, Bye Week Advice

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The Vikings Stefon Diggs has 19 targets, 13 receptions, and 216 yards in two games. Considering the schedule and the competition it’s time you give him a run in your fantasy leagues.

It’s week 7, which means those of you who rely heavily on Bengals, Packers, Bears and Broncos are going to have a lot of roster work to do.  (more…)