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NFL Week 16 DFS QB Plays

Embed from Getty Images First of all, I want to thank WeTalkFantasySports.com for giving me an additional forum for talking some DFS.  I play a lot of DFS every week and I share my thoughts as I go through my preparations each week.  Most have enjoyed some form of ROI. You can see my previous work here at TheDailyFantasyMinute.com, but for now, let's get to Week 16. ...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Bobby Portis

Embed from Getty Images With the 22nd pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls drafted Arkansas PF Bobby Portis. Surprised Bobby Portis fell. Does everything well. No huge holes. Amazing motor. Love the pick for the Bulls. — Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 26, 2015 This despite already having Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol and Taj Gibson on the roster.  Noah is heading...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Miracles

As if you needed more proof that winning a Fantasy Football Championship requires a lot of luck - Aaron Rodgers and Carson Palmer combined for 36.51 points while Kirk Cousins scored 39 fantasy points, while averaging just 22.71 points this season.   Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy and Lamar Miller suffered injuries while Danny Woodhead doubled his reception TD total and...
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December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving Set to Return to Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to an Eastern Conference best 17-7 record, and Kyrie Irving has yet to be in uniform.  Well that is all about to change on Sunday when the Cavs get the former #1 pick back in the lineup.   Cleveland has managed with Mo Williams and Matthew Dellavedova playing the PG position, while relying heavily on LeBron James and Kevin Love to put points...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Should You Sit Odell Beckham Jr. This Week?

Embed from Getty Images Yes, this is a serious question. Should you sit Odell Beckham Jr. this week when the New York Football Giants take on the undefeated Carolina Panthers. Why you ask? Odell will be going up against arguably the best cornerback in the NFL - Josh Norman. Beckham leads the NFL with 457 receiving yards over the last four weeks and has posted six straight...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Trade Todd Frazier to White Sox

Embed from Getty Images The Cincinnati Reds continue to retool their organization, this time trading 3B Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox in a three team deal that includes the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Jose Peraa, Scott Schebler and Brandon Dixon are headed to Cincinnati while Frankie Montas, Micah Johnson and Trayce Thompson are head to Los Angeles. Frazier is just...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs Injuries Pile Up

Embed from Getty Images The first round of the Fantasy Football Playoffs rolled through like Marshawn Lynch against the New Orleans Saints in the NFL Playoffs.  Beast Mode.  Only this time, it was Thomas Rawls Dujuan Harris coming out of the Seahawks backfield.  Rawls broke his ankle and his fantastic rookie season has come to a sad end,.  He still led the team with 44...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Sign Johnny Cueto

Embed from Getty Images The San Francisco Giants are doing everything they can to compete with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers, this time signing Johnny Cueto to a six year $130 mil contract.  This after signing Jeff Samardzija to a 5 year $90 mil deal! Cueto and Madison Bumgarner are as good a pitching duo there is in the MLB.   Since 2010, Cueto and...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball Buyers and Sellers

Embed from Getty Images Players Averaging 50+ Fantasy Points Per Game Rajon Rondo +15.7 more fantasy points per game than '14 Andre Drummond +11.6 Kyle Lowry +8.2 Draymond Green +8 Stephen Curry +7.7 Anthony Davis -4 DeMarcus Cousins -5.9 less fantasy points per game than '14 Rondo is playing out of his mind these days, and fantasy owners (and Kings fans) are...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Sign Jason Heyward

View image | gettyimages.com The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a contract with free agent OF Jason Heyward.  Heyward hit .293 in his only year with the St. Louis Cardinals, well above his .265 career average, after the Atlanta Braves traded him for Shelby Miller prior to the start of the season.  Hayward is just 26 years old and has been in the Majors since the 2010 season. ...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs TE Strength of Schedule

View image | gettyimages.com Tight Ends Playing the 49ers, Dolphins & Jets  Gary Barnidge (49ers Week 14) Will Tye (Dolphins)  Delanie Walker (Jets) Tyler Eifert (49ers Week 15) Antonio Gates (Dolphins)  Jason Witten (Jets) Eric Ebron (49ers Week 16)  Coby Fleener (Dolhpins) Scott Chandler (Jets) Tight Ends Playing the Jaguars, Lions & Saints Coby...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs WR Strength of Schedule

View image | gettyimages.com Wide Receivers Facing the Bears, Broncos & Falcons DeSean Jackson (Bears - Week 14) Amari Cooper/Michael Crabtree (Broncos) Ted Ginn Jr./Devin Funchess (Falcons) Mike Wallace/Stefon Diggs (Bears - Week 15) Antonio Brown/Martavis Bryant (Broncos) Allen Robinson (Falcons) Mike Evans/Vincent Jackson (Bears - Week 16) A.J. Green...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Trade Ken Giles to Astros

View image | gettyimages.com The Houston Astros have acquired closer Ken Giles via trade with the Philadelphia Phillies.  Vincent Velasquez and Brett Oberholtzer are at the center of the deal.  Luke Gregerson led Houston with 31 saves last season.  Giles saved 15 games for Philly, after they traded Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals at the end of July.  With...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints RB Mark Ingram Out for Season - Shoulder

View image | gettyimages.com The New Orleans Saints will be without RB Mark Ingram for the rest of the season as he deals with a shoulder injury.  Ingram currently ranks third among fantasy running backs this season with 120.70 points, bested by Devonta Freeman (164.85) and Adrian Peterson (137.05).  Ingram has been part of the Saints pass attack, adding 50 receptions, despite...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs RB Strength of Schedule

View image | gettyimages.com Running Backs Facing the Dolphins, Eagles & Saints Shane Vereen (Dolphins - Week 14) LeSean McCoy (Eagles) Doug Martin (Saints) Danny Woodhead/Melvin Gordon (Dolphins - Week 15) David Johnson (Eagles) Theo Riddick/Ameer Abdullah (Saints) Frank Gore (Dolphins - Week 16) Alfred Morris/Chris Thompson (Eagles) T.J. Yeldon (Saints...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Playoffs QB Strength of Schedule

View image | gettyimages.com Quarterbacks Facing the Broncos, Patriots & Ravens Derek Carr (Broncos - Week 14) Brian Hoyer (Patriots) Russell Wilson (Ravens) Ben Roethlisberger (Broncos - Week 15) Marcus Mariota (Patriots) Alex Smith (Ravens)  Andy Dalton (Broncos - Week 16) Ryan Fitzpatrick (Patriots) Ben Roethlisberger (Ravens)  Quarterbacks Facing...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves Trade Shelby Miller to Diamondbacks

View image | gettyimages.com The MLB Winter Meetings were very productive today. The Yankees acquired Starlin Castro, Cubs signed Ben Zobrist and now the Diamondbacks have acquired Shelby Miller in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. Remember, the Braves traded Jason Heyward last Winter to acquire Miller from the Cardinals.  Miller will join Zack Greinke and Patrick Corbin...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Trade Starlin Castro to Yankees, Sign Ben Zobrist

View image | gettyimages.com The Chicago Cubs made two bold moves today, trading Starlin Castro to the New York Yankees for Adam Warren and Brendan Ryan. and signing 34 year old free agent Ben Zobrist to a 4 year $56 mil contract.  Addison Russell will play SS full time in 2016.  Didi Gregorius had a solid finish to the 2015 MLB season hittin .2954 after the All-Star break...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

20 Team Fantasy Football Season Recap

View image | gettyimages.com The fantasy football playoffs are here and that means it's time to recap the regular season!  After out draft, Yahoo predicted how the season would turn out.  They predicted a team would go 12-1, and they were correct.  It's just they predicted the wrong team!  For the ease of who is who, I will name the teams in they order they actually finished...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football's Best Weekly Lineups

View image | gettyimages.com With fantasy football's regular season complete, I decided to look back at the season and create the top scoring lineups from each week.  The rosters feature (1) QB, (2) RB, (2) WR, (1) TE, (1) FLEX Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Drew Brees and Tom Brady each lead the QB position in points twice. Devonta Freeman (3) and DeAngelo Williams are...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Trade Aroldis Chapman to Dodgers

View image | gettyimages.com The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Aroldis Chapman via trade with the Cincinnati Reds.  In exchange, the Dodgers will send two prospects to Cincy. 9:33am: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that none of Julio Urias, Corey Seager or Jose De Leon are headed to the Reds in the trade. The Dodgers, though, have plenty of other enticing prospects in their...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Sign Jeff Samardzija

View image | gettyimages.com Pitching is highly valued in the MLB, and nothing makes that more clear than the San Francisco Giants signing free agent Jeff Samardzija to a 5 year $90 mil contract.  Samardzija allowed the most hits, runs and home runs in the American League last season, finishing with a 4.96 ERA.  A return to the National League and pitching at AT&T Park will...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke will stay in the National League West, but not with the Los Angeles Dodgers or the San Francisco Giants. Instead, the Arizona Diamondbacks offered Greinke a contract he could not refuse. Just hours after David Price was introduced in Boston, Greinke agreed to a 6 year $206 mil deal with the Diamondbacks. Tigers Sign Jordan Zimmermann Greinke will lead a Diamondback...
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December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign David Price

The Boston Red Sox continue to spend money like it grows on trees, this time signing free agent SP David Price to a record setting 7 year $217 mil contract. It will match Miguel Cabrera's season high $31 mil per year, also handed out by Dave Dombrowski.  For some odd reason, the Red Sox also already agreed to a $13 mil 2 year deal with OF Chris Young. Remember, under a different...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Third Quarter Under Review

Keith Allison - Flickr We are now entering Week 13 of NFL action, and that means the fantasy football playoffs are right around the corner!  The past four weeks have provided us with Cam Newton being the #1 QB thanks to 12 touchdowns (3 rushing).  Adrian Peterson reminded us why he is the best RB in the NFL, rushing for 531 yards and five touchdowns in the Vikings four games...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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