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Jonathan Bales is the author of Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Dominate Your Draft—the #1 ranked football book in the world. He writes for the New York Times. You can purchase his 2012 fantasy football rankings for $2.99.
After Robert accepted my invitation to dominate his Dollarnaire Fantasy Football League, I posted part of a chapter from my book Fantasy Football for Smart People here at BSO. That was Part I, and this is Part II.
Game Theory’s Value in Fantasy Football
A few years ago, I was discussing an upcoming fantasy draft with my dad (who is part of my dynasty league and was new to the game that year). He mentioned he was thinking of taking Bears running back Matt Forte with the second overall selection. At that time, Forte wasn’t going in the first few rounds of drafts (he was ranked No. 43 overall by ESPN that year).
Naturally, I asked him why he would draft Forte so high. “Because he’s going to score the seco
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Penalties are part of the game, but Jeffery has shown a tendency...
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The battle to be the starting left guard for the Chicago Bears is going to come down to the final days of the preseason. During my film evaluation of the offensive line, I intently focused in on Chilo Rachal and incumbent Chris Spencer. Spencer is the starter for the time being based on the fact he was one of the best performing offensive linemen of 2011.
He was the starting...
Jay Cutler realizes the product is not quite finished.
As potent as the Chicago Bears' offense looked in Saturday's 33-31 preseason win over Washington, he sees work to do.
He responded ''two preseason games'' when asked how far the offense has come.
The question is: How far can it go?
The Bears (tied for 11th in the AP Pro32) believe they now have the...
The Chicago Bears placed rookie safety Brandon Hardin on injured reserve and also put wide receiver Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform list on Sunday.
Hardin, the Bears' third-round draft pick, injured his neck against Washington on Aug. 18.
Hardin was taken off the field on a cart after he lay motionless for almost 10 minutes following a tackle on Logan Paulsen...
Safety Brandon Hardin, a third-round pick this year by the Chicago Bears, was carted off the field on a stretcher Saturday after suffering an apparent neck injury against Washington. Hardin was injured while making a headfirst tackle on tight end Logan Paulsen in the third quarter. He lay on the ground for several minutes as team medics tended to him and immobilized his neck, then...
Chicago Bears second round pick Alshon Jeffrey is having an excellent preseason with 7 catches for 97 yards in his first two games. Jeffrey caught three balls for 63 yards on Saturday night against the Redskins, including a 34 yard pass from Jay Cutler.
The former South Carolina star is currently listed behind Devon Hester as the number two wide receiver opposite of Brandon Marshall...
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Game-day photos from the Chicago Bears' second preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
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