Sep 15,2014

Week 2: Eating Crow and Told ya so

RefLike a tweet from Mike Pereira, I appreciate being kept honest. And unlike Richard Sherman, I have no problem (with my calls) being exposed. So each Monday I plan to review my picks from the following week and tell you what I see for the highlighted players moving forward. Rather than bellow when I’m right and cower when I’m wrong, I’m simply going to keep myself accountable with a little Eating Crow and Told ya so. READ MORE

Sep 12,2014

Back-up RBs to ride in Week 2

UnderstudyBack in the 10th grade I scored a lead my high school’s winter play. When I saw the cast list posted on the theater doors, I screeched with delight and immediately began highlighting my lines. My understudy, on the other hand, threw a gigantic fit and told me to watch my back.

While high school rules don’t always apply to the NFL, a next-man-up philosophy absolutely exists. The below list of running backs were luckier than my understudy (because I killed it and she was relegated to being Townsperson #7). This week should provide them with an extended chance to shine. If one of your lead RBs is sidelined, you’ll want to consider giving one of these backups a starring role on your roster. READ MORE

Sep 10,2014

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X’s and Y’s Podcast: Sadly, Only Sixteen Seventeenths of the Season Remain

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Sep 8,2014

Three Tight Ends to Tap

Tight_ends_wanted_lgMike Ditka was a tight end. I share a birthday with Da Coach. I love tight ends. That’s pretty easy to follow, right?

What’s not so easy is sifting through the waiver wire to find a serviceable TE. Once you get past the first and second tier guys, you’re really just praying for touchdowns. However, since three widely owned ‘Ends – Jordan Cameron (CLE), Tyler Eiftert (CIN), and Jordan Reed (WAS) – all went down with injuries on Sunday the hunt for the next Scott Chandler is on.

To help you out I’ve highlighted three guys who are owned in less than 50% of leagues. None of them are on track to becoming the next Orange Julius (or Mike Ditka, for that matter), but they might be enough to give your team an extra boost on a need-be basis. READ MORE

Sep 5,2014

My Personal RB Experiment

My little boy loves to run and jump and climb anything specifically not made for babies… which means I’ve witnessed some pretty epic wipeouts. Each time he tumbles though I give him a snuggle and say, “It doesn’t matter how many times you fall down. What matters is how often you get back up.” It’s a principle I try to live by and one I’d really like to impart to my son.

While I know I’m not setting the world on fire by writing an article about draft strategy, I do think it’s important to try new things in the hopes of getting better… even if that means eating it like a one year old. With that in mind, I submit to you My Personal RB Experiment. READ MORE