Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FFGuidebook.com wins in 7 of 14 Leagues in Week 7

FFGuidebook.com improved to 57-41 after going 7-7 in week 7.

Realize too that most of the 14 leagues are either Expert leagues (where Fantasy Football Experts from the media compete) or high stakes contests where everyone has a high entry stake and I end up facing the best of the best. 

So having said that 7-7 is good. And I improved to 57-41 overall. 

Here is my record for the 2014 season to date: 
Week 1 8-6 (8-6)
Week 2 7-7 (15-13)
Week 3 6-8 (21-21) Not liking this trend!
Week 4 10-4 (31-25)
Week 5 11-3 (42-28)
Week 6 8-6 (50-34)
Week 7 7-7 (57-41)

Background-I play in 14 leagues this year ( I drafted in 16 but two were mock drafts for magazines with no leagues played out). Four of the 14 leagues are "Draft and Forget" or Draft Master Leagues with no lineup decisions or add/drops. All of the Draft Masters leagues are total points (TP) only and the FFPC $250 Satellite is TP too. In these leagues I consider it a win each week if I finish in the top half of the league in scoring. 

Leagues (Wins are bolded):
Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) $279 RotoBowl L 3-4 (3rd TP)
Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) $179 Qualifier W 3-4 (7th TP)
Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) $250 Classic L  (11th TP) (too far behind to catchup here I am afraid AP as 1.01 draft pick hurt)
Footballguys Players Championship (FPC) $350 W 6-1 (6th TP)
National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) $150 Sat W 5-2 (2nd TP)   
The Fantasy Championship (TFC) W 5-2 (4th TP)
Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Bonini League W 5-2 (4th TP)
2 QB Experts League (FF Magican League) L 3-4 (5th TP)
Local League L 5-2 (1st TP)
Pro Forecast Magazine (their 2nd magazine of the year) PPR W 5-2 (4th TP)

DM Leagues
Pros vs Joes Competition League 1      L (8th TP)
Fantasy Football Index Auction League W (11th TP)
Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) $35 L 6th TP
Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) $77 L 8th TP

7-7 for week
57-41 for year








Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151

Books from Extra Point Press:




Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428650

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-guidebook-sam-hendricks/1008633837

Fantasy Football Basics: The Ultimate "How to" Guide for Beginners available ($10.95) at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428634

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-basics-sam-hendricks/1030680433

Introducing a military thriller from Award Winning author Sam Hendricks- Just One More...

On a fateful night in Afghanistan, a flawed NATO airstrike sets into motion a chain of events that reaches across the world, from Vancouver to Copenhagen to London. How far will one person go for revenge?
In the sleepy English countryside, an F15E Strike Eagle team gears up for a live weapons mission. Can lead pilot "Rider" keep his head in the game and overcome the demons of his past? Hundreds of lives will depend on the answer as a deadly Al Qaeda terrorist cell, and maverick CIA and MI6 agents descend on US soil in a jaw-dropping climax where anything goes.

Just One More... $9.95
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428642

BN.com (9.95)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-one-more-sam-hendricks/1024930949?ean=9780982428641

Other Fantasy Sports Books from Extra Point Press

Fantasy Baseball for Beginners: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide ($10.95) www.amazon.com/dp/0982428693

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nothing drastic for IN/Out on 4pm games

Dez Bryant (Probable) is a go
Carson Palmer (probable) is a go
Marcel Reece is OUT

Sunday In/Out for Week 7 FF Jimmy Graham-playing but…; Calvin Johnson and AJ Green- Out; Kelvin Benjamin-IN


SNF: SF @ DEN
MNF: HOU @ PIT

Byes: PHI and TB

Wx Concerns:
TEN @ WAS Breezy
HOU @ PIT (MNF) Showers

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Playing
Kelvin Benjamin
Mark Ingram-NO RB
Jimmy Graham-active but may not start or play much
Mike Williams-WR BUF
D Reeves-CAR RB
Greg Olsen
Matt Forte


Expected to Play
E Royal
V Davis
Carson Palmer




Out
Dennis Pita-OFS
Danny Woodhead-OFS
Tyler Eifert (thru wk 10)
Adrian Peterson-deactivated indefinitely
Jerrel Jernigan NYG WR-OFS
Knowshon Moreno-OFS
Victor Cruz-OFS
Stevn Ridley-OFS
Marvin Jones-OFS
Marcedes Lewis-Out until week 12 ST IR
Kyle Rudolph
Rod Streater-ST IR wk 13
Ryan Mathews-sprained MCL (4-5 weeks)
D Brown
RG3 (wk 11?)
Harry Douglas (rtn wk 8)
Montee Ball-wk 8?
Darren Sproles-out for bye week
AJ Green
Rashad Jennings (hopes to be back wk 8)
DeAngelo Williams-not anytime soon
F Wittaker
Vincent Brown
Zach Miller
J Fauria
Donnie Avery
Toby Gerhart
Calvin Johnson
Jake Locker
Theo Riddick
Eric Ebron
Shonn Greene
Austin Pettis-STL WR
Luke Wilson SEA TE



Watch
D McFadden-more work
STL RBBC x 3
Dwayne Allen
JAX RBBC
C Patterson-not 100%
Reggie Bush vs old team this week

New Starters
Andre Williams NYG RB
Ronnie Hillman DEN RB
Brandon Oliver SD RB
Jonathan Stewart-CAR RB
Brandon McNanus-DEN K for good
Matt Prater-DET
Louis Murphy-TB WR
Odell Beckam-NYG WR
Joique Bell-DET
Bishop Sankey-TEN
Derek Carr-OAK QB
Cecil Shorts-JAX WR
Storm Johnson/Denard Robinson-JAX RB
Charlie Whitehurst-TEN QB


Probable (I am not going to list probables unless they are really strange-way to many players are probable these days)



Free Agent Pickups:
QB
Joe Flacco
Geno Smith
Blake Bortles
Carson Palmer




RB
J McKinnon
Branden Bolden
D Thomas/D Williams-MIA
Tre Mason
Branden Oliver
Andre Williams
Ronnie Hillman
Chris Obyanna/ Darrin Reeves/Fuzzy Whitaker-CAR RB
Antone Smith
G Winn-DET
James White





WR
Jake Mathews
B Lafell
Andre Holmes
Eddie Royal
Reuben Randle
Allen Hurns-JAX
Allen Robinson-JAX
Odell Beckam-NYG
Davante Adams
John Brown

TE
J Amaro
S Chandler
Travis Kelce
Eric Ebron
Owen Daniels



K
Shayne Graham-NO
Matt Prater-DET
AZ Kicker



DEF
SD





Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151


Books from Extra Point Press:





Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428650

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-guidebook-sam-hendricks/1008633837

Fantasy Football Basics: The Ultimate "How to" Guide for Beginners available ($10.95) at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428634

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-basics-sam-hendricks/1030680433

Introducing a military thriller from Award Winning author Sam Hendricks- Just One More...


On a fateful night in Afghanistan, a flawed NATO airstrike sets into motion a chain of events that reaches across the world, from Vancouver to Copenhagen to London. How far will one person go for revenge?
In the sleepy English countryside, an F15E Strike Eagle team gears up for a live weapons mission. Can lead pilot "Rider" keep his head in the game and overcome the demons of his past? Hundreds of lives will depend on the answer as a deadly Al Qaeda terrorist cell, and maverick CIA and MI6 agents descend on US soil in a jaw-dropping climax where anything goes.

Just One More... $9.95
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428642

BN.com (9.95)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-one-more-sam-hendricks/1024930949?ean=9780982428641

Other Fantasy Sports Books from Extra Point Press

Fantasy Baseball for Beginners: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide ($10.95) www.amazon.com/dp/0982428693

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday AM Week 7 Fantasy Football Updates on In.Out-Percy Harvin Traded to NYJ; T Gerhart-OUT

Fantasy Football owners of Percy Harvin are having a miserable season thanks to his dismal performance and now they wake up to find he has lost 2 of his 16 games this season because he was traded to the NYJ after SEA already had their bye week. Now he gets another bye (week 11) and missed this week since the Jets have already played on Thursday night.


SNF: SF @ DEN
MNF: HOU @ PIT

Byes: PHI and TB

Wx Concerns:


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Expected to Play

E Royal
G Olsen
J Stewart
V Davis
Carson Palmer
Reggie Bush
Mark Ingram-NO RB


Out
Dennis Pita-OFS
Danny Woodhead-OFS
Tyler Eifert (thru wk 10)
Adrian Peterson-deactivated indefinitely
Jerrel Jernigan NYG WR-OFS
Knowshon Moreno-OFS
Victor Cruz-OFS
Stevn Ridley-OFS
Marvin Jones-OFS
Marcedes Lewis-Out until week 12 ST IR
Kyle Rudolph
Rod Streater-ST IR wk 13
Ryan Mathews-sprained MCL (4-5 weeks)
D Brown
RG3 (wk 11?)
Harry Douglas (rtn wk 8)
Montee Ball-wk 8?
Darren Sproles-out for bye week
AJ Green
Rashad Jennings (hopes to be back wk 8)
DeAngelo Williams-not anytime soon
Vincent Brown
Zach Miller
J Fauria
Donnie Avery
Toby Gerhart






Questionable
J Locker
Ca Johnson
D Reeves-CAR RB
Kelvin Benjamin



Doubtful
Shonn Greene
Eric Ebron
F Wittaker


Not Expected To Play (NETP)
Calvin Johnson
Jake Locker
F Whittaker


Game Time Decision (GTD)
Jimmy Graham



Watch
D McFadden-more work
STL RBBC x 3
Dwayne Allen
JAX RBBC
C Patterson-not 100%
Reggie Bush vs old team this week

New Starters
Andre Williams NYG RB
Ronnie Hillman DEN RB
Brandon Oliver SD RB
Jonathan Stewart-CAR RB
Brandon McNanus-DEN K for good
Matt Prater-DET
Louis Murphy-TB WR
Odell Beckam-NYG WR
Joique Bell-DET
Bishop Sankey-TEN
Derek Carr-OAK QB
Cecil Shorts-JAX WR
Storm Johnson/Denard Robinson-JAX RB
Charlie Whitehurst-TEN QB


Probable (I am not going to list probables unless they are really strange-way to many players are probable these days)



Free Agent Pickups:
QB
Joe Flacco
Geno Smith
Blake Bortles
Carson Palmer




RB
J McKinnon
Branden Bolden
D Thomas/D Williams-MIA
Tre Mason
Branden Oliver
Andre Williams
Ronnie Hillman
Chris Obyanna/ Darrin Reeves/Fuzzy Whitaker-CAR RB
Antone Smith
G Winn-DET
James White






WR
Jake Mathews
B Lafell
Andre Holmes
Eddie Royal
Reuben Randle
Allen Hurns-JAX
Allen Robinson-JAX
Odell Beckam-NYG
Davante Adams
John Brown

TE
J Amaro
S Chandler
Travis Kelce
Eric Ebron
Owen Daniels



K
Shayne Graham-NO
Matt Prater-DET
AZ Kicker



DEF
SD





Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151


Books from Extra Point Press:





Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428650

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-guidebook-sam-hendricks/1008633837

Fantasy Football Basics: The Ultimate "How to" Guide for Beginners available ($10.95) at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428634

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-basics-sam-hendricks/1030680433

Introducing a military thriller from Award Winning author Sam Hendricks- Just One More...


On a fateful night in Afghanistan, a flawed NATO airstrike sets into motion a chain of events that reaches across the world, from Vancouver to Copenhagen to London. How far will one person go for revenge?
In the sleepy English countryside, an F15E Strike Eagle team gears up for a live weapons mission. Can lead pilot "Rider" keep his head in the game and overcome the demons of his past? Hundreds of lives will depend on the answer as a deadly Al Qaeda terrorist cell, and maverick CIA and MI6 agents descend on US soil in a jaw-dropping climax where anything goes.

Just One More... $9.95
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428642

BN.com (9.95)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-one-more-sam-hendricks/1024930949?ean=9780982428641

Other Fantasy Sports Books from Extra Point Press

Fantasy Baseball for Beginners: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide ($10.95) www.amazon.com/dp/0982428693

Percy Harvin traded to NYJ-loses 2 of his 16 game season

Percy Harvin was traded to NYJ-fantasy owners of Harvin get screwed in so many ways. First he gets two byes-Week 4 with SEA and now Week 11 with NYJ and he misses out on Week 7 of the season since the Jets played on TNF this week. So he gets a 14 game instead of a 16 game season. Oh joy!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ask the Expert Question: Six weeks into the season, what has been the most pleasant fantasy surprise to you?

Six weeks into the season, what has been the most pleasant fantasy surprise to you? 

It is great to see some RBs who many thought were done, return to glory. Marshawn Lynch, Ahmad Bradshaw and Fred Jackson are currently enjoying a renaissance. Lynch was a first round pick and then sank to the second and finally third round after all of the Christine Michael hype, contract talks, false allegations and injury concerns. Fred Jackson fell to RB40 in many cases-although I had him higher. Philip Rivers and Jay Cutler were both high on my QB rankings and have impressed too! Lets not talk about unpleasant surprises.




ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly at http://www.fantasyindex.com/ with answers to a new question posted Thursday morning.


Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips and Fantasy Football Basics , all available at his website, http://www.ffguidebook.com/, at all major bookstores, and at http://www.amazon.com/. He is a 20+ year fantasy football veteran who regularly participates in the National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC), Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) and finished 7th and 16th overall (out of 228 top players) in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC).



Check out the latest book from Extra Point Press…a military thriller from Sam Hendricks Just One More...







Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151


Books from Extra Point Press:




Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428650


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-guidebook-sam-hendricks/1008633837


Fantasy Football Basics: The Ultimate "How to" Guide for Beginners available ($10.95) at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428634


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-basics-sam-hendricks/1030680433

Introducing a military thriller from Award Winning author Sam Hendricks- Just One More...


On a fateful night in Afghanistan, a flawed NATO airstrike sets into motion a chain of events that reaches across the world, from Vancouver to Copenhagen to London. How far will one person go for revenge?
In the sleepy English countryside, an F15E Strike Eagle team gears up for a live weapons mission. Can lead pilot "Rider" keep his head in the game and overcome the demons of his past? Hundreds of lives will depend on the answer as a deadly Al Qaeda terrorist cell, and maverick CIA and MI6 agents descend on US soil in a jaw-dropping climax where anything goes.

Just One More... $9.95

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428642

BN.com (9.95)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-one-more-sam-hendricks/1024930949?ean=9780982428641

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Week 7 Pick'ems


Went 9-5-1 (81 confidence points) last week, missed on all three of my upsets. 512 points for the year.
NOTES:
-15 confidence points goes to top team (NE) all the way down to last upset (HOU) who gets 1 point.
-Point spread is in ()

Week 7
NE (9.5) over NYJ
SEA (7) over STL
BAL (7) over ATL
GB (7) over CAR

AZ (7) over OAK
DEN (7) over SF
DAL (7) over NYG
BUF (5.5) over MIN
CLE (4.5) over JAX
WAS (4.5) over TEN
SD (4) over KC
CHI (3) over MIA
PIT (3) over HOU


UPSETS
NO over DET (2.5)
CIN over IND (3)