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Wild Card Weekend Thoughts: Kirk Cousins, Blair Walsh, And Cincinnati’s Bungles

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Blair Walsh didn’t cost the Vikings anything on Sunday. (Photo By: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

With the first weekend of the NFL Playoffs in the books I wanted to share a few thoughts.  (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: 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 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…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Thursday Night Football Audibles For Colts Vs. Texans

Do not, I repeat, do not be afraid to take a chance on Matt Hasselbeck tonight against the Texans. (Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America)

Do not, I repeat, do not be afraid to take a chance on Matt Hasselbeck tonight against the Texans. (Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America)

This game lost a little bit of its shine for me once it was reported that Andrew Luck would be forced to miss his second consecutive start due to injury.

Not to say there still isn’t plenty of intrigue. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 3 Waiver Targets

David Johnson averaged 8.4 yards per carry on five carries Sunday (42 yards) and scored a touchdown. Even though Arians is cautious with rookie running backs, I would add him this week if available. (Photo By: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

David Johnson averaged 8.4 yards per carry on five carries Sunday (42 yards) and scored a touchdown. Even though Arians is cautious with rookie running backs, I would add him this week if available. (Photo By: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Injuries are starting to mount for quite a few fantasy stars (and emerging options as well).

Just when Tevin Coleman started rolling a rib injury may force him to miss multiple weeks. Drew Brees and Tony Romo both went down with injuries that will cause them to miss multiple weeks. (more…)

2015 NFL Preview: AFC Divisional Predictions

There is a lot to like about the Steelers, there are also a lot of questions. (Photo By/Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

There is a lot to like about the Steelers, there are also a lot of questions. (Photo By/Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

This is the year the AFC gets a little crazy.

There isn’t a dominant team despite what fans want to believe. There are teams that are beginning to see a shift in their fortunes. Most of those teams play in the AFC East, which is where the root of the craziness could occur this season.  (more…)

Garrett Grayson: Breaking Down The 2015 NFL Draft’s Dark Horse Quarterback

Garrett Grayson was a top-10 Quarterback in passing yards, efficiency, and touchdowns his seniior season at Colorado State. Will that translate to NFL success?

Garrett Grayson was a top-10 Quarterback in passing yards, efficiency, and touchdowns his seniior season at Colorado State. Will that translate to NFL success?

Garrett Grayson comes into the 2015 draft as the forgotten man at Quarterback.

Media coverage of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota as the top two quarterback prospects in the class and the obsession of whether or not a running back will go in the first round have overshadowed Grayson and his potential to become a quality NFL starting quarterback. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2014: Top-10 D/ST Units To Target For Fantasy Football

It was going to be hard enough for the 49ers D/ST to be a top-5 unit again in 2014 without Navarro Bowman. Now that Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games they'll be hard-pressed to crack the top-10 (Brian Bahr/Getty Images North America)

It was going to be hard enough for the 49ers D/ST to be a top-5 unit again in 2014 without Navarro Bowman. Now that Aldon Smith has been suspended for the first nine games this season they’ll be hard-pressed to crack the top-10 (Photo Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images North America)

It isn’t enough to just collect all of the best offensive talent when constructing your fantasy rosters. A good Defense/Special Teams (D/ST) can go a long way towards getting you in the playoffs and even stealing sealing a victory when you need one the most. (more…)

Fantasy Football 2014: Fantasy Football Quarterback Tiers Done My Way

Jekyll and Hyde?: Games 1-8: Stafford's numbers were 2,617 yards, 16 TD's, 6 INT's and a 94.7 rating. Games 9-16: 2,033 yards, 13 TD's, 13 INT's and a 72.1 rating

Jekyll and Hyde?: Stafford’s first-half numbers (2,617 yards, 16 TD’s, 6 INT’s and a 94.7 rating) didn’t resemble anything he did in the second-half ( 2,033 yards, 13 TD’s, 13 INT’s and a 72.1 rating)

The quarterback position is the most important position in fantasy football.

Go ahead and disagree. I say that without a hint of reservation or sarcasm. It doesn’t make sense to place the hopes of a well drafted team in the hands of someone who isn’t going to consistently give you the production you need from, what should be, the steadiest spot on your roster. (more…)