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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 ...
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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.com Butler 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...
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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

Fantasy Football Week 12 Waiver Wire

With the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers on a BYE week, fantasy football owners are going to have a hard time replacing some important fantasy football players. Whatever you do, do NOT jeopardize your future just for a one time use QB or TE. Think twice before dropping someone! Important Fantasy Players on BYE QB Ben Roethlisberger Cam Newton RB Le'Veon Bell...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Kyle Rudolph Expected to Play vs Bears

The Minnesota Vikings should get the stud TE, Kyle Rudolph, back in Week 11 when they take on the Chicago Bears.  Rudolph has not played since September 21 and has just 10 catches for 96 yards and touchdown on the season.  Rudolphs is key in the development of Teddy Bridgewater.  Well, I guess Adrian Peterson is too! #152096288 / gettyimages.com Bridgewater has attempted...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Arian Foster Out vs Browns

The Houston Texans are coming off a BYE week, and will face the Cleveland Browns without RB Arian Foster.  Foster suffered a groin injury in Week 9, and still isn't ready to go.  Alfred Blue will get the start, along with Ryan Mallett at QB!  If the Cleveland Browns defense is available in your league, you might want to scoop them up! #456699986 / gettyimages.com Alfred...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Preparing for the Fantasy Football Playoffs - Running Backs

Year after year, fantasy football owners dive into the running back pool early in drafts.  This season, LeSean McCoy, Adrian Peterson (gasp!), Jamaal Charles, Matt Forte and Eddie Lacy started many fantasy drafts.  but as of Week 11, only Forte ranks in the top 5 RBs.  Guys like Justin Forsett and Ahmad Bradshaw have turned into very valuable fantasy players and shifted...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Preparing for the Fantasy Football Playoffs - Wide Receivers

Wide Receivers have proven to be just as valuable as running backs this season, if not more valuable, and a lot healthier too.  Not counting QBs, there are 14 players in one of my leagues with 100+ fantasy points, 7 of them are WRs, 5 are RBs and 2 of them are TEs.   Average Draft Positions Antonio Brown - 25 DeMarco Murray - 13 Marshawn Lynch - 8 Arian Foster 18  Matt Forte...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Preparing for the Fantasy Football Playoffs - Quarterbacks

Most fantasy football leagues will begin their playoffs come Week 14 and if you have already clinched a spot, or are battling for one this week, it is important to recognize matchups for the rest of the NFL season. Just like last year, Ryan Tannehill has been a very valuable fantasy QB option during the homestretch and has some pretty nice matchups going forward.  Unfortunately...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Philadelphia 76ers Even Trying?

Last night, the Dallas Mavericks scored 73 first half points against the Philadelphia 76ers.  The Sixers finished the game with 70 points.  That's right, The Mavericks could have scored 0 second half points, and still won the game!  Instead, they scored 50 more points and beat down Philly 123-70.  It is the largest victory in team history. The Sixers shot 29% from the field...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What Is The Best Receiving Duo In The NFL?

Jordy Nelson & Randall Cobb In just 9 games, Nelson and Cobb have a combined 18 touchdowns! Cobb who is second in the NFL with 10 touchdowns, has scored in every game, except week 3 and he also has two games with 2 scores. Nelson also has two 2-touchdown games and has scored in 6 of the Packers 9 games. With Eddie Lacy handling the carries, Cobb is strictly a wide receiver...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 10 Automated Insights Recap

Overachievers Golden Tate scored 10.95 points against a projected 7.15 and has now overachieved in three straight games. Odell Beckham Jr. has now overachieved in three straight games after scoring 9.45 points against a projected 7.45. Brandin Cooks overachieved by 73.3%, scoring 13.00 points against a projected 7.50. The Kansas City Chiefs Defense overachieved by 33.0%,...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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