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Fantasy Premier League Week 13

Here in the US of A, it’s Thanksgiving weekend. This means nothing in England, which is where the matters discussed in this column are located, but in the nation that is currently underneath me, this means two of the biggest holidays in the year: Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. Where we celebrate two of our core values: gluttony and consumerism. Through the internet I can give...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Thanksgiving Day Breakdown!

We have a great slate of games to watch in between eating today! Jay Cutler and the Bears go into Detroit to take on Matthew Stafford and the Lions. I personally like the Bears in this one. The Lions have struggled to put up points lately, as they've failed to score a touchdown their last two games. There has been no consistency to the run game and I'm not sure if that has...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Cuban Yasmany Tomas

The Arizona Diamondbacks and 23 year old Cuban OF Yasmany Tomas to a 6 year $68 mil deal, just slightly larger than what the Chicago White Sox gave to Jose Abreu. We all know how that worked out! He will join Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo in the heart of the Diamondbacks lineup.   via Fangraphs Upside: .275/.350/.480 with 25-30 homers, fringy defense & baserunning value...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets to Start Geno Smith on Monday Night Football

The New York Jets will take the field on Monday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins with Geno Smith as their QB.  Michael Vick has been benched following an embarrassing 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills, in Detroit, on Monday Night.  Vick went 1-3 in 4 starts, completing 56 of 101 pass attempts (55.4%) for just 557 yards, added 130 rushing yards, with 3 TDs and 2 INTs. ...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins to Start Colt McCoy - Bench RG3

The Washington Redskins have benched QB Robert Griffin III in favor of Colt McCoy.  Griffin completed 52 of his 79 (65.8%) pass attempts over the last 3 games, but gained just 564 yards, threw for 2 TDs and 3 INTs.  Most importantly, the Redskins lost to the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the San Francisco 49ers.  #453312218 / gettyimages.com McCoy led...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Mock Draft - Thanksgiving Edition

In our first NFL Mock Draft of the 2014 season, we had some fun loading the top of the draft with offensive weapons.  With Todd Gurley's injury and emergence of Latavius Murray, it's clear the Oakland Raiders will not be drafting a RB at the top of the 2015 NFL Draft.  With Khalil Mack already considered one of the best linebackers in the league, adding Leonard Williams to...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mallett's Season Over - Pectoral

The Houston Texans turned their season over to Ryan Mallett a few weeks back, and an injury suffered during warmups, has ended his season.  After a nice start in a win over the Cleveland Browns, Mallett struggled through 45 pass attempts, in 22-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.  He did spread the ball around to 6 different receivers, each with at least 3 receptions, TE Garrett...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose – From Fantasy Favorite to the Abyss

When Derrick Rose won the MVP in 2011, he was one of the best choices for the fantasy league. The following years he was plagued by injuries, and he fall out of the fan favorite choices in their fantasy leagues. This year, everyone expected a strong return from Rose on the court, but in their fantasy leagues as well. Sadly, the flashy point guard has missed more games than he has...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon Out Indefinitely - Torn Labrum

Another year, another injury for SG Eric Gordon of the New Orleans Pelicans. Gordon was the 7th overall pick in 2008 NBA draft of the Los Angeles Clippers, and the centerpiece of the Chris Paul trade.  He has not appeared in 70 games since his rookie season, and outside of the 9 games he played in his first season in New Orleans, has yet to average 20 points per game for the...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Sign Pablo Sandoval

The Boston Red Sox and free agent 3B Pablo Sandoval have agreed to a 5 year deal, in the $100 mil range. This on the same day they added Hanley Ramirez who returns to Boston on a 5 year deal. With Ramirez and Sandoval now a part of Red Sox Nation, Hanley Ramirez will have to play the OF, or Xander Bogaerts is going to be traded. I wrote a blog post over at DavidGonos.com discussing...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez to Return to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox and SS Hanley Ramirez are finalizing a 5 year $90 mil contract, that will reunite the two.  Boston signed Ramirez back in 2000, as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic.  He was later traded to the Florida (Miami) Marlins in the Josh Beckett deal, back in 2005.  HanRam is hitless in 2 career ABs as a member of the Red Sox #120935873 / gettyimages...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Premier League Week 12

Is everyone ready for more Premier League? The international break is over, and it’s time for more domestic footy. I’m testing out a new format, because with the old one, I’m going to just name the same players over and over again. Here we go, with my guide for week 12 of the Fantasy Premier League: Injury News! Everton’s Leighton Baines was declared out for 2 weeks a couple...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Sign LeGarrette Blount

The New England Patriots have signed LeGarrette Blount to a 2 year deal, days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount spent last season with the Pats, and rushed for a career high 7 touchdowns, gaining 772 yards on 153 carries. He finished 2nd on the team in carries and yards behind Stevan Ridley, whose injury this season led to the emergence of rookie Jonas Gray...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Why I Hate Fantasy Football

I hate fantasy football because players always have their best weeks against me.  I have faced the likes of Brian Quick, Shane Vereen and Shayne Graham when they score their season high points. This is a big reason I sit at 3-8, in last place and have given up the most points in the league! Other fantasy football season highs I have faced: Andrew Luck Philip Rivers Julio Jones...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Claim Ben Tate

The Minnesota Vikings have claimed RB Ben Tate off waivers.  Tate was waived by the Cleveland Browns yesterday.  Tate will again be on a team with 2 other running backs, and have to fight for playing time, which was the reason he was frustrated in Cleveland.  Very strange move by the Vikings, who have a young RB prospect in Jerick McKinnon, a decent back up in Matt Asiata,...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

In the Case of Big Ben, the Numbers Lie

Statistically speaking, Big Ben Roethlisberger is a top-five fantasy quarterback. He has thrown for 24 touchdowns (tied for fourth in the league), only six picks, and 3,270 yards (third in the league). At his service, he has arguably the best receiver in the NFL in Antonio Brown, and one of the finest pass-catching backs in the NFL in Le'Veon Bell.  Yes, Big Ben is a top-five...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Sign Billy Butler

Just three weeks ago Billy Butler was playing in game 7 of the World Series for the Kansas City Royals, now he is a member of the Oakland Athletics.#457684574 / gettyimages.comButler and the Athletics agreed to a 3 year deal worth $30 million.The Athletics offense really took a hit when they traded away Yoenis Cespedes for Jon Lester.Butler will most likely serve as the A's DH...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ahmad Bradshaw Broken Leg - Season Over

The Indianapolis Colts have placed RB Ahmad Bradshaw on the IR with a broken leg, ending his season.  Bradshaw had become a favorite red zone target of Andrew Luck's and caught more touchdown passes in this season than he had compiled his entire career with Eli Manning and the New York Giants.  It will be interesting to see who Luck leans on in the Red Zone, without Bradshaw...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rookies Have it Rough

The transition into the NBA is tough enough, but many rookies have suffered a variety of injuries, making the process even more difficult.  Joel Embiid was drafted knowing that he probably can't play this season, Julius Randle broke his leg in his 1st NBA game, Marcus Smart was injured in the beginning of November and Aaron Gordon fractured a bone in foot in recent days.   ...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Release LeGarrette Blount

Just hours after the Cleveland Browns waived Ben Tate, the Pittsburgh Steelers have released LeGarrette Blount.  Blount has seen 10 carries just twice all season long, and last night on Monday Night Football, Le'Veon Bell carried the ball 33 times.  Blount walked off the field in protest.  The Steelers have responded. Blount's 2 touchdowns matches Bell's season total, but...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Waive Ben Tate

The Cleveland Browns have waived RB Ben Tate, who they signed in March to a 2 year contract. Tate was 2nd on the team in carries with 106, behind rookie Terrance West's 112, but 3rd on the team in rushing yards behind both rookies West and Isaiah Crowell. At 77% owned in Yahoo fantasy football leagues, Tate is the most owned Browns running back. West is owned in 66% of leagues...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson for Rest of Season

The Minnesota Vikings will not see Adrian Peterson wear their uniform again this season, as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended the All-Pro running back for the remainder of the season. Tweets about adrian peterson
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Martin Signs with Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays and free agent Canadian catcher Russell Martin have agreed to a 5 year $82 mil contract.  WHOA!  Martin spent the last two seasons with Pittsburgh Pirates, where he hit .256 with 26 home runs and 122 RBI.  He returns home to Canada, and the American League East, where Martin spent 2 seasons with the New York Yankees, and belted 39 home runs in the hitter...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks Broken Thumb - Out 2-4 Weeks

The New Orleans Saints will miss rookie WR Brandin Cooks for the next 2-4 weeks, with a broken thumb. Cooks has yet to gain 100 yards in a gain, but does lead all Saints WRs in targets (70), receptions (53), yards (550) and touchdowns (3). Jimmy Graham is the only Saints pass catcher having a better season.  It is time for Marques Colston and Kenny Still to step up. Colston...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Trade Jason Heyward to Cardinals for Shelby Miller

The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to swap Jason Hayward for Shelby Miller.  The trade seems to be a reaction to the recent death of Oscar Taveras, the Cardinals blue chip prospect who passed away earlier this fall in a car accident.  Hayward has not lived up to the hype, but did hit 27 home runs back in 2012.  He is a career .262 hitter.  Miller has started...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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