Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pros versus Joes Contest Deadline Approaching-Register before 4 May!


The Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) is once again
hosting the Pros vs Joes Competition. The FFPC is again offering a 2015 Main Event team entry (valued at $1,750) to each winner of the 6  PvJ Leagues. That is over $10,000 in prizes for this great contest. And the best part is that it is free. 

Unfortunately spaces are limited to just 36 Pros and 36 Joes. The Pros are selected by the FFPC and FantasyMojo.com. I have been honored to be a participant as a Pro for each of the seven years since 2009 that the Pros vs Joes contest has run. I only hope I am selected again this year to compete. I won my league a few years ago. 

The Joes will be chosen by a lottery system. To be entered in the lottery simply be registered for a 2015 FFPC Main Event team before the Early Bird deadline of 4 May. You will even get a $100 discount on your team by registering before 4 May. 

Here is the FFPC Scoring system used in the Pros vs Joes:


  • Starting roster: 1-QB, 2-RB, 2-WR, 1-TE, 1-K, 1-D/ST and 2-Flex Players (RB/WR/TE)
  • 4 pts for passing TDs, 6 pts for all other TDs
  • 1 pt for every 20 yards passing
  • -1 point for every interception thrown
  • 1 point for every 10 yards rushing or receiving
  • 1 pt per reception for RBs and WRs
  • 1 .5 pt per reception for TEs
  • 2 points for 2-pt conversion
  • 1 point for PAT conversion
  • 3 points for every FG of 30 yards plus .1 point for every yard thereafter
  • 1 pt for D/ST sack, 2 pts for all turnovers
  • 6 pts for all D/ST touchdowns
  • 5 pts for every safety
  • 12 points for every shutout
  • 8 points for allowing between 1 – 6 points
  • 5 points for allowing between 7 – 10 points

Check out the latest book from Sam Hendricks…



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

2015 TE Rankings

TE
1 Rob Gronkowski-NE
2 Jimmy Graham-SEA
3 Greg Olsen-CAR
4 Travis Kelce-KC
5 Antonio Gates-SD
6 Julius Thomas-JAX (65/700/5 Tds)
7 Martellius Bennett-CHI
8 Jordan Cameron-MIA
9 Jason Witten-DAL
10 Zach Ertz-PHI
11 Delanie Walker-TEN
12 Dwayne Allen-IND
13 Jordan Reed-WAS
14 Larry Donnell-NYG
15 Owen Daniels-DEN
16 Tyler Eifert-CIN
17 Heath Miller-PIT
18 Mychal Rivera-OAK
19 Eric Ebron-DET
20 Charles Clay-BUF
21 Jace Amaro-NYJ
22 Austin Seferian-Jenkins -TB
23 Vernon Davis-SF 
24 Kyle Rudolph-MIN
25 Coby Fleener-IND
26 Jared Cook-STL
27 Josh Hill-NO (Jimmy Graham replacement)
28 Jacob Tamme-ATL
29 Dennis Pita-BAL
30 Richard Rodgers-GB
31 Garrett Graham-HOU
32 Ladarius Green-SD





Check out the latest book from Sam Hendricks…



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

Friday, April 24, 2015

Win $1million by picking all 32 1st Round NFL Draft Picks (or $50,000 for the first 15)

You can win $1,000,000 from the Washington Redskins by correctly picking who goes in each of the 32 first round draft spots. 

You do not have to get the teams right (Is Cleveland going to trade up for Mariota?) only the order of the players. 

Go to Redskins Mock Draft and try your hand at predicting the 2015 NFL first round which happens Thursday night April 30th in Chicago. 

Or you can win $50,000 if you get the first 15 picks right. Visit the Tennessee Titans Pick the Draft site and try and win $50,000

If you need some help with your picks check back here regularly as I will update you on my predictions right up until the draft start at 7pm ET. 


Check out the latest book from Sam Hendricks…



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

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Latest NFL Free Agency News

Latest News
Greg Hardy-DAL suspended for 10 games
Greg Jennings WR signed by MIA
Justin Tucker K re-signed

Le'Veon Bell suspended for 3 games
LaGarrette Blount suspended for opener



Biggest Fantasy Free Agents Available
Jermaine Kearse (SEA)
Reggie Wayne (IND)
Daniel Thomas MIA
Jackie Battle FB TEN
Bobby Rainey TB
Zach Miller TE SEA
Ben Tate PIT
Demarius Moore WR OAK
Mike Vick NYJ
Chris Johnson NYJ
Pierre Thomas NO
Knowshon Moreno MIA
Ahmad Bradshaw IND
Jermaine Gresham
Steven Jackson

Hakeem Nicks





QB
Sam Bradford (STL) traded to PHI for Nick Foles
Nick Foles (PHI) traded to STL
Peyton Manning (DEN) will play in 2015
Mark Sanchez (NYJ)-re-signed with PHI 2 Yr $9M
Brian Hoyer (CLE)-signs with HOU (competing with Mallett)
Josh McCown signed by CLE 3 Yr $14M (starter?)
Matt Cassel (MIN)-signs with BUF (starter?)
Ryan Fitzpatrick (HOU)-signs with NYJ
Jake Locker (TEN)-retires
Colt McCoy (CLE)-signs with WAS
Mike Vick (NYJ)
Matt Moore (MIA)-re-signed
Kyle Orton (BUF)

Backups

Ryan Mallett (HOU)-re-signed 2 Yr $7M
Matt Schaub (OAK) signed by BAL 1 Yr deal
Matt Hasselbeck (IND)-re-signed 1Yr $3M
Dan Orlovsky (DET)-re-signed 1 Yr $1.05M
Kellen Moore (DET)-re-signed 2 Yr deal
Jimmy Clausen (CHI)-re-signs (will back up Cutler)
Christian Ponder (MIN)-signed by OAK
Tavaris Jackson (SEA)
Jason Campbell (CIN)
Shaun Hill (STL) signed by MIN
Tyrod Taylor-signs with BAL

RB
LeSean McCoy (PHI) traded to BUF
Marshawn Lynch (SEA) signs a 1 yr $11M deal
Le'Veon Bell (PIT)-could be suspended 2-4 games
DeMarco Murray (DAL)-signs with PHI 5 yr $42M
C. J. Spiller (BUF)-signs with NO
Ryan Mathews (SD)-signs with PHI
Mark Ingram (NO)-re-signed 4 Yr $16M
Frank Gore (SF)-signs with IND 3 Yr $12M
Justin Forsett (BAL)-re-signs with BAL 3 Yr $9M
Shane Vereen (NE)-signs with NYG
Steven Ridley (NE)-signs with NYJ 1 Yr
Ahmad Bradshaw (IND)
Ray Rice (BAL)
Antoine Smith (ATL)-resigns with ATL
Darren McFadden (OAK)-signs with DAL
Roy Helu (WAS)-signs with OAK
Dan Herron (IND)-tendered
Daniel Thomas (MIA)
Maurice Jones-Drew-retires
Reggie Bush-signed by SF
Matt Asiata-re-signs with MIN
Knowshon Moreno
Adrian Peterson (MIN)-????
Pierre Thomas
Ben Tate
Bobby Rainey
DeAngelo Williams-signs with PIT
Steven Jackson
Chris Johnson
Jacquizz Rodgers (ATL) signed by CHI
Chris Polk
Trent Richardson-signs with OAK
DuJuan Harris-signed by MIN
Bernard Pierce (BAL) claimed off waivers by JAX
John Kuhn FB (GB) Re-signs

WR
Dez Bryant (DAL)-franchise tag
DeMaryius Thomas (DEN)-franchise tag
Randall Cobb (GB)-re-signed 4 Yr $40M
Brandon Marshall traded from CHI to NYJ
Andre Johnson (HOU)-IND 3 Yr $21M
Torrey Smith (BAL)-SF 5 yr $40M
Mike Wallace (MIA)-traded to MIN
Jeremy Maclin (PHI)-signs multi year deal with KC
Percy Harvin (NYJ)-Signs with BUF
Greg Jennings (MIN-Signs with MIA 2 yr deal
Michael Crabtree (SF)-signed by OAK 1 Yr $3M (plus $2M incentives)
Kenny Britt-re-signs with STL 2 yr $14M
Cecil Shorts-signs with HOU
Brian Hartine (MIA)-signs with CLE
Eddie Royal- signs with CHI
Wes Welker (DEN)
Reggie Wayne (IND)-FA
Hakeem Nicks
Mike Williams
Leonard Hankerson (WAS)-signs 1 yr deal with ATL
Andre Holmes (OAK)-re-signed
Denarius Moore (OAK)-signed by CIN
Ted Gin Jr.-signs 2 Yr deal with CAR
Harry Doulgas-signs with TEN
Dwanye Harris-signs with NYG
Vincent Brown (OAK)-signed by IND
Brandon Gibson-signs with NE
Jacoby Jones (BAL)-signs 2 Yr $5.5M with SD
Marques Colsten-re-signs
Jermaine Kearse (SEA)-re-signs???
Jerome Simpson (MIN)-signed by SF
Dwayne Bowe (KC)-signs with CLE
Kenny Still (NO)-traded to MIA
Jason Avant-(KC)-re-signed
Cole Beasley (DAL)-resigned
Stevie Johnson (SF)-signs with SD
DHB (PIT)-re-signed
Nate Washington TEN-signed by HOU
Jarrett Boykin (GB)-signed by CAR
Brandon Tate-re-signs with CIN


TE
Jimmy Graham (NO)-Traded to SEA for C Max Unger
Julius Thomas (DEN)-signs with JAX 5 Yr $46M
Jordan Cameron (CLE)-signs with MIA
Charles Clay (MIA)-signs with BUF
Jermaine Gresham (CIN)
Niles Paul (WAS)-re-signed 3 Yr $6M
Rob Housler (AZ) signed by CLE
Zach Miller-Released
Larry Donnell (NYG)
Owen Daniels (BAL)-signs with DEN 3 Yr
Greg Olsen (CAR)-extension 3 yr $22.5M
Scott Chandler (BUF)-sign with NE
Tony Moeaki (SEA)-signs with ATL
Jacob Tamme (DEN)-signs with ATL

K
Stephen Gostkowski (NE)-re-signed by NE
Matt Bryant (ATL)
Jason Tucker (BAL)-re-signs 1 yr deal
Matt Prater (DET)-re-signs 3 yr $9M
Mike Nugent (CIN)-re-signs
Ryan Succop (TEN)-re-signs 3 yr deal
Jay Feely (CHI)
Kai Forbath (WAS)
Billy Cundiff (FA)
Shatne Graham-resigned 1 yr with NO

Other Significant Signings/Moves
Max Unger C Traded from SEA to NO
Darrelle Revis CB signed by NYJ
Greg Hardy DE signed by DAL
Ndamukong Suh DT signed by MIA
Patrick Willis OLB SF retires
Mike Lupati OG signed by AZ


Check out the latest book from Sam Hendricks…



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

2015 Fantasy Football Rookie Class

Here are my rankings of the 2015 NFL fantasy football class purely on talent before the draft.

1) Kevin White WR-Top 5 pick in NFL draft. Great route runner. Dez Bryant or Julio Jones like
2) Amari Cooper WR-2014 Fred Biletnikoff Award winner, good speed 
3) Todd Gurley RB-Coming off suspension and ACL injury. Good hands. Big back like AP or Marshawn Lynch. 
4) DeVante Parker WR-Tall but not quick. Compares to A J Green
5) Melvin Gordon RB-Tall and lean but a bit plodding. Not a great pass catcher. Robert Smith look-alike
---------------------------------------------------
6) Ameer Abdullah RB-Good cutter and great hands. Darren Sproles clone
7) Dorial Green-Beckam WR-Otherwise known as DGB. 6' 5" and 4.49 40 time. Billed as next Calvin Johnson but off the field issues.
8) Breshad Perriman WR
9) Jay Ajayi RB
10) Jameis Winston QB
11) Maxx Williams TE

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sign Up For The Footballguys Players Championship (FPC)

The Footballguys Players Championship (FPC) is open!

Highlights:
-$300,000 Grand Prize
-Cash prizes paid to 150th
-250 Free 2016 FPC Team (worth $350) for places 151st to 400th
-Footballguys.com lifetime subscriptions for places 401st thru 500th place
-Footballguys.com three-year subscriptions for 501st thru 650th place
-$2,000 in League Prizes ($1,500 first and $500 second)

A disclaimer. I won in one of the FPC leagues last year-Won the whole thing in fact. $1500 in cash. I could have gone with a Fantasy Football Players Championship Main Event team for 2015 (worth $1,750) but I decided to take the money and wait to join the FFPC later. I also placed in the Championship round and won a Lifetime Subscription to Footballguys.com
What a great contest!!!!!!

Anyway…the FPC is taking signups. Entry is just $350 or 3 teams for $1,000. Entries are capped at 7,500 and all prizes are guaranteed. 

Once again they are offering $2 Million in Prize Money including a best-ever $300,000 Grand Prize

Drafts begin July 4th and run through September 10th.
Rules, scoring and format are like the FFPC. 

Sign-up today. I have played every year since the FPC started. And I hope to play again this year. See ya there!

Check out the latest book from Sam Hendricks…



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

Best Games for the 2015 NFL season


Best (must watch) Football Games for 2015.

A bakers dozen (13 games) to thrill us and get us ready for the 2015 NFL season.

Week 1 TEN @ TB (Could be Mariota vs Winston?)
Week 2 DAL @ PHI (DeMarco Murrays revenge)
Week 2 SNF SEA @ GB (Playoff preview?)
Week 6 NE @ IND (AFC Championship preview)
Week 8 SEA @ DAL (Playoff rematch)
Week 9 SNF PHI @ DAL (DeMarco Murray returns) {6 Teams on a bye}
Week 11 MNF BUF @ NE (Rex Ryan returns with the Bills)
Week 12 SNF NE @ DEN (Brady vs Peyton XVII)
Week 13 SNF IND @ PIT (passing showdown)
Week 14 DAL @ GB (NFC Championship preview?)
Week 14 BUF @ PHI (LeSean McCoy returns to PHI)
Week 16 MNF CIN @ DEN (Final MNF of 2015, great too!)
Week 17 SEA @ AZ (playoff implications)

I have intentionally left out the great Turkey Day games (PHI @ DET, CAR @ DAL and CHI @ GB) what a treat on Thanksgiving!

Check out the latest book from Sam Hendricks…



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