Friday, February 5, 2016

Ask the Expert Question: What do you believe will happen in Super Bowl 50?

What do you believe will happen in Super Bowl 50?

The Panthers will have some newbie shock at the big dance and start slowly. First quarter score 0-0. Carolina scores first as Newton goes to the air to find Greg Olsen. Half time score CAR 7, Denver 3. Later the panthers score again on a pick six as Manning throws an interception late in the third putting the score at 14-6. A dramatic fourth quarter comeback from Peyton ties the game when he finds Demaryius Thomas on a deep ball. Overtime gives everyone some extra football and commercial sponsors an extra shot at glory. The winning score is ironic as Denver's defense sacks Cam Newton for a safety on their first possession. Peyton Manning does not even have to take the field in OT but still leads the Broncos back to Super Bowl victory and then retires on top. 

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. 



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


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



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

BN.com (9.95)

Friday, January 29, 2016

Ask the Expert Question: Which new coaching hire will have the biggest impact (positive/negative) on his team's fantasy fortunes? Why?

Which new coaching hire will have the biggest impact (positive/negative) on his team's fantasy fortunes? Why?

Lets look at our candidates: Hue Jackson-CLE, Dirk Koetter-TB, Chip Kelly-SF, Adam Gase-MIA, Ben McAdoo-NYG, Doug Pederson-PHI and Mike Mularkey-TEN. The winner will be Hue Jackson. I have my doubts that the 50 year old can turn around the Browns and give them a winning season (15 of last 17 have been losing), but he can turn their fantasy performance around. They can't get any worse right? He has the experience and no real expectations from Browns fans so the pressure should be minimal. First he has to get a QB and revamp the offense then comes getting the defense in order. Ok can I rethink my pick?




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. 



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


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



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

BN.com (9.95)

Monday, January 25, 2016

2nd Place Finish in Fantasy Index Experts Rankings

Great finish to the Fantasy Index Experts Rankings-2nd place overall. 
I finished in the top 10 of all but the RB categories.
Congratulations to Cory Bonini with his 1st place finish. Cory enjoyed top finishes in QB and RB to surpass me for the win!

The top 11 finishers win spots in the Mock Draft competition in the 2016 edition of Fantasy Football Index magazine. As the winner of this poll, Bonini gets his choice of draft position in that league.

There were reader qualifiers in this poll (the top two finishers in last year’s Fantasy Index Open) but they didn’t finish in the top 11. Pete Owers finished in 15th place, and Todd Voorhees finished in 19th.

EXPERTS POLL, overall
RkanalystQBRBWRTEPKDefPoints
1.Cory Bonini111818161275,914
2.Sam Hendricks3127696275,111
3.Bryan Hough49416414274,189
4.L.A. Hale148331316273,805
5.Chris Liss915611110273,741
6.Jay Harding871511212273,725
7.Alan Satterlee1042151511273,122
8.David Dorey56178319272,702
9.Paul Charchian72092114272,331
10.Lenny Pappano155125177271,680
11.Scott Pianowski171014759271,483
12.Micah James218120188271,307
13.Michael Nazarek1317114813271,155
14.Bob Henry1811812103271,090
15.Pete Owers6161610718270,838
16.Mike Nease1231013195270,608
17.Tony Holm162517202269,921
18.Mike Clay19141391415268,936
19.Todd Voorhees20131914217267,174
20.Scott Sachs11192019620264,301




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

Fantasy Hockey: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide for Fantasy Hockey Players ($14.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635100


Fantasy Basketball Handbook: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide for Beginners and Experienced Players ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635097



http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-basketball-handbook-sam-hendricks/1107640391

Sunday, January 24, 2016

3rd Place Finish in Fantasy Football Index Experts Rankings

A great way to finish the 2015 Fantasy Index Magazine Experts Rankings with a 3rd place finish in the QB Rankings. 
That gives me a Top 10 finish in every position except RBs where I came in 12th. 

Overall I finished 2nd just losing to Cory Bonini as he finished in 1st place in both the RB and QB categories to pass me for the win!



EXPERTS POLL (quarterbacks)
RkAnalystPoints
1.Cory Bonini96,600
2.Micah James95,120
3.Sam Hendricks95,097
4.Bryan Hough94,799
5.David Dorey94,023
6.Pete Owers93,617
7.Paul Charchian93,425
8.Jay Harding93,415
9.Chris Liss93,109
10.Alan Satterlee92,957
11.Scott Sachs92,605
12.Mike Nease92,526
13.Michael Nazarek92,297
14.L.A. Hale92,076
15.Lenny Pappano91,958
16.Tony Holm91,766
17.Scott Pianowski91,720
18.Bob Henry91,584
19.Mike Clay91,155
20.Todd Voorhees91,099
The top 11 finishers win spots in the Mock Draft competition in the 2016 edition of Fantasy Football Index magazine. As the winner of this poll, Bonini gets his choice of draft position in that league.
There were reader qualifiers in this poll (the top two finishers in last year’s Fantasy Index Open) but they didn’t finish in the top 11. Pete Owers finished in 15th place, and Todd Voorhees finished in 19th.
EXPERTS POLL, overall
RkanalystQBRBWRTEPKDefPoints
1.Cory Bonini111818161275,914
2.Sam Hendricks3127696275,111
3.Bryan Hough49416414274,189
4.L.A. Hale148331316273,805
5.Chris Liss915611110273,741
6.Jay Harding871511212273,725
7.Alan Satterlee1042151511273,122
8.David Dorey56178319272,702
9.Paul Charchian72092114272,331
10.Lenny Pappano155125177271,680
11.Scott Pianowski171014759271,483
12.Micah James218120188271,307
13.Michael Nazarek1317114813271,155
14.Bob Henry1811812103271,090
15.Pete Owers6161610718270,838
16.Mike Nease1231013195270,608
17.Tony Holm162517202269,921
18.Mike Clay19141391415268,936
19.Todd Voorhees20131914217267,174
20.Scott Sachs11192019620264,301




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

Fantasy Hockey: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide for Fantasy Hockey Players ($14.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635100


Fantasy Basketball Handbook: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide for Beginners and Experienced Players ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635097



http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-basketball-handbook-sam-hendricks/1107640391