Category Archives: Football

Fantasy Football – Final Full-Season Rankings

Title: Fantasy Football – Final Full-Season Rankings
Date: September 7, 2012
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: This was hardly an article, but I wanted to post my 2012 full season fantasy football rankings, hoping that a strong track record could help me with finding future writing opportunities in the fantasy realm.
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Intentional Grounding – Grounding Your Fantasy in Sunday’s Realities (Week 1)

Title: Intentional Grounding – Grounding Your Fantasy in Sunday’s Realities (Week 1)
Date: September 12, 2011
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: With thanks to my friend Trev for the feature name, I had planned to do a weekly Monday morning fantasy wrap-up for Sunday’s games. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a heavy time commitment on a workday each Monday so, like with every other recurring ‘feature’ piece I created, it fell by the wayside quickly.
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Week 1 NFL Picks and Other Bets

Title: Week 1 NFL Picks and Other Bets
Date: September 10, 2011
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: For Week 1, I laid out my picks against the spread and my justification for each, as well as some non-spread bets and some teaser options.
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Fantasy QB Strategy

Title: Fantasy QB Strategy
Date: September 7, 2011
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: For those fantasy owners lacking confidence in their QB situations, this piece outlined bye-week fill in options, potential caddie QBs, and a few ideal QB-platoon situations out there for owners to exploit.
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Underowned Running Backs

Title: Underowned Running Backs
Date: September 6, 2011
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: Just ahead of fantasy football season, I outlined some of the lesser owned Running Backs who I felt should have a greater ownership tag.
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Wide Receiver End-Game Strategy

Title: Wide Receiver End-Game Strategy
Date: September 2, 2011
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: This article looks at how to draft Wide Receivers late in fantasy drafts, and what attributes to focus on. Specifically, it makes sense to shoot for upside at the end of drafts, because semi-reliable (but only semi-useful) players are a dime-a-dozen on the waiver wire.
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Looking at NFL Division Futures, MVP Futures, and Season-Long Prop Bets

Title: Looking at NFL Division Futures, MVP Futures, and Season-Long Prop Bets
Date: August 29, 2011
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: Heading into the NFL season, I put together a few pieces discussing NFL seasonal props and futures. This second piece looks at Divisional Champ odds, MVP Futures, and season-long prop bets.
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Looking at NFL Super Bowl & Conference Championship Futures

Title: Looking at NFL Super Bowl & Conference Championship Futures
Date: August 26, 2011
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: Heading into the NFL season, I put together a few pieces discussing NFL seasonal props and futures. This first piece looks at AFC, NFC, and Super Bowl Championship odds.
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An Illustration of Parity in the NFL

Title: An Illustration of Parity in the NFL
Date: November 24, 2010
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: This article examines an NFL ‘wheel’ where parity is such that each team in the wheel defeated a team on one side of it, but lost to the team on its opposite side. You’ll have to read it to understand, but my point of reflection was that the NFL does a great job to promote parity throughout the league.
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Someone Shut Marshall Faulk Up and Get Chris Johnson a Contract

Title: Someone Shut Marshall Faulk Up and Get Chris Johnson a Contract
Date: May 18, 2010
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: With Running Back Chris Johnson holding out for a larger contract, ex-NFLer Marshall Faulk had his back and encouraged a prolonged hold out. As a heavily-invested fantasy owner of CJ2K, I pleaded with Faulk to kindly shut his mouth.
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