Fantasy Football Playoff Strategies

Posted: December 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

Here are some tips and pointers for those of you who were fortunate enough to make the playoffs in your fantasy football league…..

  1. Stick to the basics: Do what you have done during the regular season, and what ultimately got you to the playoffs. Don’t try to get cute and bench a player you have been starting for weeks.
  2. Play matchups for Defenses: Look ahead at future matchups for defenses that might be on your waiver wire if you do not have one of the top 3-5 defenses. Outside of the Steelers, Ravens, Jets, Giants, and maybe a few others, playing a defense that has a weak matchup will take you to the promise land.
  3. Keep an eye on Team’s scenarios: Teams that have pretty much locked up their playoffs spot in the later weeks might start resting players. If you do not have a backup plan you will most likely be screwed once that time comes. Also look for teams who are on the brink and fighting for a spot. Those team’s players will usually shine in the fantasy playoffs
  4. Plan your lineups the week before: See a potential waiver wire pickup for 2 weeks from now? Don’t wait on the guy, grab him now before he gets hot and snatched up by someone else.
  5. WIN YOUR LEAGUE: The most important advice I could give you. Don’t settle for just making the playoffs or even coming in second. You lived and died with your fantasy team all season, make the right moves and take your team to the top!!

Thoughts on Week 12 Fantasy Action

Posted: November 29, 2010 in Uncategorized
  • Peyton Hillis continued his shocking season with 100+ yards and 3 touchdowns again. Wow, no one saw this coming and he is going to reward owners in fantasy playoffs without a doubt.
  • Chris Johnson gave his owners an awful performance with 7 rushes and 5 yards. Bad timing as fantasy playoffs are around the corner. Hopefully for his owners he got this bad game out of his system and is ready to roll like usual.
  • Dwayne Bowe with 13 catches, 170 yards and 3 more touchdowns(14 total) makes him by far the hottest fantasy WR in the game.
  • Brandon Lloyd continues his breakout season with 71 yards and 2 touchdowns. Easily a #1 reciever for the playoffs.
  • Arian Foster and Rashard Mendenhall had huge games Sunday and have been extremely reliable all season.
  • Tom Brady seems to be hitting his peak at this point in the season and will be a stud in the fantasy playoffs.

Arizona @ San Francisco on Monday Night Football? Pathetic teams, no thanks ill watch something else.

Coming Down the Home Stretch

Posted: November 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

As we enter the final 3 or 4 weeks of your fantasy regular season, there are many things you need to start doing to prepare for the playoffs, if you’re going to make it. First of all, make sure you check teams upcoming games to see who has favorable matchups between weeks 14-16 for your players and players on the waiver wire. There’s always that playoff gem that no one expects to win someone a fantasy championship.

Here are some players at each position who might be available in your league with favorable matchups between weeks 14-16

Quarterbacks

Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay (@WAS, DET, SEA)…My boy, one of the most efficient QB’s this year has maybe the easiest fantasy playoff schedule out of any QB.

Shaun Hill, Detroit (GB, @TB, @MIA)….Didn’t miss a beat with Calvin after replacing Stafford again…Look for big numbers.

Troy Smith, San Francisco – (SEA, @SD, @STL)…Gave this team a spark, very soft fantasy playoff schedule.

 

Running Backs

Mike Tolbert, San Diego (KC, SF, @CIN)……Mathews looks like he’s going to miss time, he hasn’t been effective anyway.

Keiland Williams, Washington (TB, @DAL, @JAC)…..Shanny always swapping RB’s for the hot hand, right now he has it.

Tim Hightower, Arizona (DEN, @CAR, DAL)….Beanie is such a bust always being hurt, Hightower is going to get the bulk the rest of the way

Wide Receivers

Mike Thomas, Jacksonville (OAK, @IND, WAS)….Mr Hail Mary is getting more and more looks every week.

James Jones, Green Bay (DET, @NE, @NYG)…If Driver isn’t healthy, Jones is a must start these weeks.

Tight Ends

Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville (OAK, @IND, WAS)….He’s been good for around 5 catches and 50 yards almost every week this season

Anthony Fasano, Miami, (@NYJ, BUF, DET)…Thigpen looked his way a lot against the Titans, could become a second half stud.

Defense/Special Teams

Miami (@NYJ, BUF, DET)…This defense is just starting to pick it up. These three matchups are pretty favorable for this defense and odds are they are still on your leagues waiver wire. I have stashed them for weeks in preparation for the playoffs. Even against the Jets this is a decent play because Sanchise is always good for 2 picks or so.

Tampa Bay (@WAS, DET, SEA)…Second in the NFL in INT’s with 14, this defense has been pretty solid all year and with these matchups, grab them while you can.

Fantasy MVP and LVP Polls

Posted: November 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

Week 9 NFL Picks

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

Here are my week 9 picks…..The bold team is my pick. I am picking point spreads not teams. For some reason I like mostly road teams this week.

Buccaneers +8.5 @ Falcons

Bears -3 vs Bills

Patriots -5 @ Browns

Jets -4 @ Lions

Cardinals +9 @ Vikings

Saints -6.5 @ Panthers

Dolphins +5 @ Ravens

Chargers -3 @ Texans

Giants -7 @ Seahawks

Chiefs +3 @ Raiders

Colts +3 @ Eagles

Cowboys @ Packers -8.5

Steelers -5 @ Bengals

Interview with Mike Pearson

Posted: October 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

I have interviewed Mike Pearson on how his fantasy football team is doing and how the season has been for him.

Q: So what is the record of your fantasy team?

A: Well I am now 3-4, I was off to a slow start but now I am slowly creeping back up into the standings.

Q: What can you attribute your recent success to?

A: Well I made a few key trades for Miles Austin and Ahmad Bradshaw who have recently been huge for me.

Q: Who has been your most valuable player on your team and who has been your least?

A: Most valuable I would definitely say Adrian Peterson, and least would have to be Ronnie Brown.

Q: When it’s all said and done, where do you see yourself finishing?

A: Well I don’t think I will come in first place for the regular season, but if I sneak into the playoffs I definitely feel like I have a shot to win it all in the championship.

Week 6 Studs n Duds

Posted: October 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

STUDS

Kevin Kolb, QB, PHI – 326 Yards, 3 TD’s and 1 INT
Joe Flacco, QB, BAL – 285 Yards, 2 TD’s and 0 INT
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT – 257 Yards, 3 TD’s and 1 INT

Frank Gore, RB, SF – 149 rush yards
Steven Jackson, RB, STL – 109 rush yards, 1 TD
Ryan Torain, RB, WAS – 100 rush yards, 2 TD’s

Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI – 159 yards, 2 TD’s
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET – 146 yards, 1 TD
Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC – 108 yards, 2 TD’s

DUDS

Mark Sanchez, QB, NYJ – 198 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Philip Rivers, QB, SD – 249 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 7 sacks

Michael Turner, RB, ATL – 45 rush yards
Michael Bush, RB, OAK – 47 rush yards
Cadillac Williams, RB, TB – 18 rush yards

Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG – 8 yards
Miles Austin, WR, DAL – 12 yards