Friday, March 24, 2017

NFL Free Agency Updated

I will update this weekly. I am going to put players who re-sign with their old teams too.


QB
Kirk Cousins-WAS
Matt Barkley to SF
Brian Hoyer-SF
Brock Osweiller traded to CLE
Tyrod Taylor-BUF
Nick Foles-PHI (he returns to Eagles)
Chase Daniel-
Mike Glennon-CHI
Mark Sanchez-CHI
Geno Smith-NYG
Kellen Clemens-SD
Matt Schaub-ATL
Matt Cassel-TEN
EJ Manuel-OAK
Josh McCown-NYJ
Jay Cutler
Tony Romo
Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ryan Mallett-BAL
Colin Kaepernick  

Blaine Gabbert      
RG3
Shaun Hill

RB
Eddie Lacy-SEA (1 yr 5.55M)
Latavius Murray-MIN
Andre Williams-SD
Andre |Ellington-AZ
AP
Jamaal Charles
LaGarrette Blount
Danny Woodhead-BAL
Knile Davis-PIT
Christine Michael-GB
DeAngelo Williams
Jacquiz Rodgers-TB
Terrance West-
Rex Burkhead-NE
Mike Gillislee-
Robert Turbin-IND
Darren McFadden-DAL
Shaun Draughn-NYG
Fuzzy Whitaker-CAR
Benny Cunningham-CHI
Lance Dunbar-STL
Kenyon Barner-SD
CJ Spiller-KC
Branden Oliver-SD







WR
Brandin Cooks-NE
Alshon Jeffrey-PHI
Brandon Marshall-NYG
Aldrick Robinson to SF
Desean Jackson-TB (3 yr 33.5m)
Robert Woods-STL (oops LA)
Torrey Smith-PHI
Kenny Britt-CLE
Kenny Stills-MIA
Pierre Garcon-SF (5/47.5M)
Marcus Wheaton-CHI
Andre Roberts-ATL
Cordarelle Paterson-OAK
Kendall Wright-CHI
Terrance Williams-DAL (re-signs)
Terrelle Pryor-WAS
Percy Harvin-retires (for real)
Adam Thielen-MIN
Taylor Gabriel-
Dontrelle Inman-
Brandon LaFell-CIN
Marquise Goodwin-SF
Ted Ginn-NO
Vincent Jackson-
Victor Cruz-

TE
Martellius Bennett-GB
Jared Cook-OAK
Anthony Fasano-MIA
Dwayne Allen-NE
Jack Doyle-IND
Vernon Davis-WAS (re-signed 3 yr deal)
Dion Sims-CHI
Lance Kendricks-GB
Jordan Cameron-MIA Retiring
Mychal Rivera-
Clay Harbor-


K
Steven Hauschka-BUF
Robbie Gould- SF
Phil Dawson-AZ
Greg Zeurlein-LA
Connor Barth-CHI
Nick Folk -TB
Chandler Catanzaro-NYJ
Randy Bullock-CIN
Nick Novak-HOU
Dan Carpenter
Brandon McManus
Mike Nugent
Patrick Murray

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NFL 2017 Free Agency Updates

I will update this weekly. I am going to put players who re-sign with their old teams too.




QB
Kirk Cousins-WAS
Matt Barkley to SF
Brian Hoyer-SF
Brock Osweiller traded to CLE
Tyrod Taylor-BUF
Nick Foles-PHI (he returns to Eagles)
Mike Glennon-CHI
Geno Smith-NYG
Kellen Clemens-SD
Matt Schaub-ATL
Matt Cassel-TEN
EJ Manuel-OAK
Josh McCown-NYJ
Jay Cutler
Tony Romo
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Colin Kaepernick
RG3


RB
Eddie Lacy-SEA (1 yr 5.55M)
Latavius Murray-MIN
Andre Williams-SD
Andre |Ellington-AZ
AP
Jamaal Charles
LaGarrette Blount
Danny Woodhead
Chrsitine Michael
DeAngelo Williams
Jacquiz Rodgers-TB
Terrence West-
Rex Burkhead-NE
Mike Gillislee-
Robert Turbin-IND
Darren McFadden-DAL










WR
Brandin Cooks-NE
Alshon Jeffrey-PHI
Brandon Marshall-NYG
Aldrick Robinson to SF
Desean Jackson-TB (3 yr 33.5m)
Robert Woods-STL (oops LA)
Torrey Smith-PHI
Kenny Britt-CLE
Kenny Stills-MIA
Pierre Garcon-SF (5/47.5M)
Marcus Wheaton-CHI
Andre Roberts-ATL
Cordarelle Paterson-OAK
Kendall Wright-CHI
Terrance Williams-DAL (re-signs)
Terrelle Pryor-WAS
Percy Harvin-retires (for real)
Adam Thielen-MIN
Taylor Gabriel-
Dontrelle Inman-
Brandon LaFell-CIN
Marquise Goodwin-SF
Ted Ginn-NO
Vincent Jackson-
Victor Cruz-


TE
Martellius Bennett-GB
Jared Cook-OAK
Anthony Fasano-MIA
Dwayne Allen-NE
Jack Doyle-IND
Vernon Davis-WAS (re-signed 3 yr deal)
Dion Sims-CHI
Lance Kendricks-GB
Jordan Cameron-MIA Retiring
Mychal Rivera-
Clay Harbor-




K
Steven Hauschka-BUF
Robbie Gould to SF
Phil Dawson-AZ
Greg Zeurlein-LA
Connor Barth-CHI
Dan Carpenter

Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 Footballguys Players Championship (FPC) is open!

The Footballguys Players Championship (FPC) is open and going strong in 2017.

The Grand Prize is $250,000 and over $2 Million in Prizes will be awarded in 2017!

The entry fee for this mid level stakes game is $350. But if you purchase three teams you can get in for $1000. 

Daily online drafts start on June 4th and I am proud to say I will be playing the Footballguys Players Championship again this year. 

One reason is a free entry thanks to winning a FFPC $35 Draft Masters league last year and instead of taking the $300 in cash I elected to receive an entry into the 2017 FPC ($350 value).

The rules and format are like the High Stakes Fantasy Football Players Championship.....

-2 Flex players
-PPR (1.5 PPR for TE)

What are you waiting for?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

NCAA March Madness Bracketology 2017


Ok I know this is a fantasy sports blog-primarily football, go it.
And oh by the way the fantasy football posts have been lacking the past two months. Copy shot! A much needed break I assure you.


Here are some tips for anyone filling out your 2017 NCAA Bracket.



1) Pick a winner first and advance them all the way to the winner circle. One of the most common mistakes when filling out a bracket is NOT picking the overall winner. It is tricky because often the last game is not the same pick method or it is hidden a bit by the tie breaker.

Hint pick a #1 seed as they have won about 15% of the time. This year I like Kansas.


2) Turn in your bracket on time. Remember the play-in games on Tuesday and Wednesday are now called the "Round 1" games. Round 2 starts Thursday and the first tipoff is the deadline when most brackets need to be submitted. Noon on Thursday is the usual first tipoff!

3) The Top Seeds are top seeds for a reason.
#1 seeds make the final four 40% of the time. Pick two #1 seeds to make final four.
Number 2 seeds make the final four 23% of the time and...
Number 3 seeds make the final four 8% of the time
Number 4 seeds make it 6% (Number 6 do so 4%)

So pick two to three #1 seeds to advance and then add in a couple of  #2 or #3 seeds. Have them win all their games into the final four.

Hint: If you add up all the seeds in the final four you should not exceed seven as a rule of thumb. So if you have two #1 seeds and a #3 seed do not pick anything but a 1 or 2 seed to finish out the final four.

4) Use the bookies to pick the winners of the close games-i.e the 8/9 seeds in Round 2. Usually these are 50/50 matchups.

5) Look for upsets in the 5/12 matchups and the 7/10 matchups. The underdogs win 36% in 5 v 12 matchups and 40% in 7 vs 10.
So pick one or two as upsets from category.

6)  Do not pick a #1 seed to lose in their first game. They have never done so. 

7) Only pick 6th or higher seeds to win in later rounds. Again the higher seeds usually win.

8) Look at home field advantage and momentum going into the tourney. I also get some extra help from Jeff Sagarin and his rankings!

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaab/sagarin/

9) Play in all the free brackets-they are free and you never know.

10) If you pick an 8 seed to upset the #1 seed in the third round then advance them to the Elite 8. And in general if you pick a team to upset continue to have them win until they face a team higher than the team they faced. So if you think the #13 will beat #4 in round 2 keep them winning the next game vs #5 seed.









My 2017 Picks
Final Four: 
Kansas, UNC, WVA, Duke
(that is the number 8 if counting seeds 1,1,4,2=8

In Championship:
Kansas vs Duke (ACC fan I am
Upset picks: Syracuse,
Long shot to win it all: WVA, UCLA, Louisville, FSU?


Sleeper to go far: Nevada (12th seed)







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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Leagues Available Now!

Ok now that free agency is in full swing and the NFL draft is just around the corner...time to think about what leagues I want to play in this year.


Top of my list is the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC).


-Great management
-High payouts
and
-Timely Payouts
Plus all kinds of great leagues-dynasty, draft and forget, low stakes, medium stakes and of course the High Stakes FFPC Main Event!


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Friday, March 10, 2017

NFL Free Agency 2017

I will update this weekly. I am going to put players who resign with their old teams too.




QB
Matt Barkley to SF
Brian Hoyer-SF
Brock Osweiller traded to CLE
Tyrod Taylor-BUF
Mike Glennon-CHI
Jay Cutler
Tony Romo


RB
Andre Williams-SD


WR
Alshon Jeffrey-PHI
Brandon Marshall-NYG
Aldrick Robinson to SF
Desean Jackson-TB (3 yr 33.5m)
Robert Woods-STL (oops LA)
Torrey Smith-PHI
Kenny Britt-CLE
Kenny Stills-MIA
Pierre Garcon-SF (5/47.5M)
Marcus Wheaton-CHI


TE
Anthony Fasano-MIA
Dwayne Allen-NE
Jack Doyle-IND
Vernon Davis-WAS (re-signed 3 yr deal)
Dion Sims-CHI


K
Robbie Gould to SF
Phil Dawson-AZ

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ask the Expert Question: What is your preliminary Top 10 for the 2017 season?

What is your preliminary Top 10 for the 2017 season?


1 David Johnson, AZ RB-Hopefully his injury at the end of 16' is not too bad
2 Ezekiel Elliot, DAL RB-no sophomore slump for this stud
3 Le Veon Bell, PIT RB-What could an injury and suspension free season look like?
4 Antonio Brown, PIT WR-Questions none
5 OBJ, NYG WR-Jury may still be out on him and stud quality
6 LeSean McCoy, BUF RB-better than many think
7 Julio Jones, ATL WR-very boom or bust but what the heck
8 Mike Evans, TB WR-finally showing us what he can really do
9 DeMarco Murray, TEN RB-surprise....not really
10 Jordy Nelson, GB WR-scary good when not hurt


Honorable mention for a bakers dozen-AJ Green, Dez Bryant and Melvin Gordon


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 http://www.ExtraPointPress.com/, at all major bookstores, and at http://www.amazon.com/ and www.BN.com. He is a 25+ 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). He won the Fantasy Index Open in 2013. In 2015 he won his Pros vs Joes Challenge division and finished 5th overall. 



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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


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