Friday, April 18, 2014

Mock NFL Draft with NO QBs in Top 7


My take on the NFL Draft but with a twist. What if teams decide to wait on their QB of the future and none are taken in the first 7 picks?


Here is the first 15 picks...


   



1 HOU                   Jadeveon Clowney DE 
2 STL (from WAS)Greg Robinson       OT (J Fisher wants OL)
3 JAX                     Jake Mathews         OT
4 CLE (to MIN?)   Khalil Mack   DE
5 OAK                    Sammy Watkins    WR  

6 ATL                     Eric Ebron              TE
7 TB                        Mike Evans            WR
8 MIN (from CLE) Terry Bridgewater  QB or
Blake Bortles         QB
9 BUF                    C. J. Mosley           OLB
10 DET                   Ha Ha Clinton-Dix   FS
11 TEN                   Justin Gilbert          CB
12 NYG                  Aaron Donald        DT
13 STL                    Xavier Su' Afilo    OG
14 CHI                    Kyle Fuller            CB
15 PIT                   Marqise Lee               WR


                


                



  




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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

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




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



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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Free Agency Update-Chris Johnson to NYJ in 2 Year $8 Million Deal, Sidney Rice returns to SEA


NFL Free Agency in 2014:

Here are the top Free Agents by position

Recent Updates in Bold

QB
Michael Vick (PHI)-signed by NYJ 1 yr $5M
Matt Schaub (HOU)-traded to OAK
Matt Cassel (MIN)-resigned for 2 yrs at $10m
Chad Henne JAX -resigned 2 yrs
Kellen Clemens-signed by SD 2 Yrs $3M
Josh Freeman (MIN)-signed by NYG
Josh McCown (CHI)-signed by Lovie Smith and TB
Charlie Whitehearst-signed by TEN
Blaine Gabbert-traded to SF
Kevin Kolb-released by BUF
Ryan Fitzpatrick -signed by HOU
Brandon Weeden (CLE)-signed by DAL
Jason Campbell (CLE)-signed by CIN 1 yr
Tarvaris Jackson (SEA)-resigned
Mark Sanchez (NYJ)-signed by PHI 1 yr $4m
Matt Flynn (GB)-resigned by GB
Shaun Hill (DET)-signed by STL


RB
Chris Johnson (TEN)-signs with NYJ 2 YR $8M
Ben Tate-signs with CLE 2 yrs $6.2M
Darren McFadden (OAK)-resigned for 1 yr

Rashard Jennings-signed by NYG
Joique Bell-resigned by DET for 2 yr $7M
Pierre Thomas-new 3 yr contract with NO
Knowshon Moreno-signed by MIA 1yr $3M
John Kuhn (GB)-
LeGarrette Blount (NE)-signs with PIT
Andre Brown (NYG)-signed by HOU


MJD-signs with OAK 
Toby Gerhart-signs with JAX
Bobby Rainey-resigns with TB
Donald Brown-signs with SD
Rashard Mendenhall-Retired

Ahmad Bradshaw-re-signed by IND
Darren Sproles-resigns with PHI for 2 yrs
Peyton Hillis-resigned by NYG
Leon Washington-resigns with TEN
James Starks-resigned by GB
Michael Bush (CHI)-released
Le'Ron Mcclain-(SD)-released
Jackie Battle-resigns with TEN
Jonathan Dwyer-signed by AZ
Justin Forsett-JAX-released
Anthony Dixon (SF)-signed by BUF
Felix Jones
Ronnie Brown



WR
DeSean Jackson (PHI)-signed by WAS (4 yr $32M)
Mike Williams-Traded to BUF
Miles Austin-released by DAL
Eric Decker, WR (DEN)-signed by NYJ
Steve Smith (CAR)-signed by BAL 3 yrs
Jeremy Maclin PHI-resigned 1 yr $5.5m
Hakeem Nicks, WR (NYG)-signed by IND 1 yr
Golden Tate, WR, (SEA)-signs with DET
James Jones, WR, (GB)-signs with OAK
Julian Edelman, WR, (NE)-resigns with NE
Anquan Boldin SF-resigned 2 yrs $12m

Emanuel Sanders, WR-signed by DEN 3yrs $18m
Sidney Rice, WR, (SEA)-resigned by SEA
Santonio Holmes-NYJ-released
Jason Avant (PHI)-signed by CAR

Andre Roberts, WR, (AZ)-signs with WAS

Riley Cooper PHI-resigned 5 yr $25m
Andre Hawkins (CIN)-signed by CLE

Kenny Britt, WR signed by STL to 1 YR $1.4M deal
Ted Ginn, WR, (CAR)-signed by AZ
Domenik Hixon-(CAR)-signed by CHI
Jacoby Ford-signed by NYJ
DHB-signed by PIT to 1 YR deal

Seji Ajirotutu-resigns with SD
Dexter McCluster-signs with TEN
Jacoby Jones-resigns with BAL

Jerome Simpson-resigns with MINN
Nate Burleson
Brandon LaFell-signs with NE 3 yrs $11m

Lance Moore (NO)-signs with PIT 2 yrs

Brandon Tate-resigned by CIN
Santana Moss-resigns with WAS
Kevin Olgetree-resigns with DET
Andre Caldwell-resigned by DEN

Mario Manningham (SF)-signs with NYG
Kevin Ogletree (DAL)-resigns with DAL
Jericho Cotchery-signs with CAR
Lavelle Hawkins-signs with TB 1 Yr $750K
Joe Morgan (NO)-resigns with NO
Davone Bess-(CLE)-released
Greg Childs (MIN)-released
Brandon Lloyd (NE)-signs with SF 1 YR
Danario Alexander
Austin Collie


TE
Jimmy Graham- franchise tag from NO as TE
Jermichael Finley-not expected to be signed anytime soon-recovering from injury 

Owen Daniels-(HOU)-signed by BAL
Brandon Pettigrew-resigned by DET 4yr $16M

Dustin Keller
Garret Graham-resigned by HOU
John Carlson-AZ signed 2 yrs
Brandon Meyers-signed by TB to 2 yr deal
Jeff Cumberland-resigned by NYJ 
Dennis Pita-BAL resigned 5 yr/$32m
Jake Ballard-resigned by AZ

Scott Chandler-resigned by BUF
Andrew Quarless-resigned by GB
Clay Harbor-resigned by JAX
Dante Rosario-resigned by CHI
Kellen Davis
Fred Davis
Ed Dickson-signed by CAR to 1 yr deal

K

Josh Brown-resigned by NYG
Lawrence Tynes-released by TB
Dan Carpenter-resigned by BUF
Phil Dawson-resigned by SF
Nick Folk-resigned by NYJ
Jay Feely-resigned by AZ
Billy Cundiff-resigned by CLE
Adam Viniateri-resigned by IND

Graham Gano (CAR)-resigned by CAR
Steve Hauschka (SEA)-resigned by SEA
Shayne Graham (NO)-resigned by NO
Dan Bailey (DAL)-resigned by DAL
Jake Rodgers-signed by WAS
Rian Lindell (TB)-released
Rob Bironas (TEN)-resigned by TEN






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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

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




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



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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Free Agency Update-Brandon Lloyd signs with SF


NFL Free Agency in 2014:

Not much going on now that most of the big names have been signed or resigned. RB Chris Johnson is still available as is WRs Miles Austin and Sidney Rice. Jermichael Finley and Dustin Keller are still around as free agent TEs.

Here are the top Free Agents by position

Recent Updates in Bold

QB
Michael Vick (PHI)-signed by NYJ 1 yr $5M
Matt Schaub (HOU)-traded to OAK
Matt Cassel (MIN)-resigned for 2 yrs at $10m
Chad Henne JAX -resigned 2 yrs
Kellen Clemens-signed by SD 2 Yrs $3M
Josh Freeman (MIN)
Josh McCown (CHI)-signed by Lovie Smith and TB
Charlie Whitehearst-signed by TEN
Blaine Gabbert-traded to SF
Kevin Kolb-released by BUF
Ryan Fitzpatrick -signed by HOU
Brandon Weeden (CLE)-signed by DAL
Jason Campbell (CLE)-signed by CIN 1 yr
Tarvaris Jackson (SEA)-resigned
Mark Sanchez (NYJ)-signed by PHI 1 yr $4m
Matt Flynn (GB)-resigned by GB
Shaun Hill (DET)-signed by STL


RB
Chris Johnson (TEN)-released
Ben Tate-signs with CLE 2 yrs $6.2M
Darren McFadden (OAK)-resigned for 1 yr

Rashard Jennings-signed by NYG
Joique Bell-resigned by DET for 2 yr $7M
Pierre Thomas-new 3 yr contract with NO
Knowshon Moreno-signed by MIA 1yr $3M
John Kuhn (GB)-
LeGarrette Blount (NE)-signs with PIT
Andre Brown (NYG)-signed by HOU


MJD-signs with OAK 
Toby Gerhart-signs with JAX
Bobby Rainey-resigns with TB
Donald Brown-signs with SD
Rashard Mendenhall-Retired

Ahmad Bradshaw-re-signed by IND
Darren Sproles-resigns with PHI for 2 yrs
Peyton Hillis-resigned by NYG
Leon Washington-resigns with TEN
James Starks-resigned by GB
Michael Bush (CHI)-released
Le'Ron Mcclain-(SD)-released
Jackie Battle-resigns with TEN
Jonathan Dwyer-signed by AZ
Justin Forsett-JAX-released
Anthony Dixon (SF)-signed by BUF
Felix Jones
Ronnie Brown



WR
DeSean Jackson (PHI)-signed by WAS (4 yr $32M)
Mike Williams-Traded to BUF
Miles Austin-released by DAL
Eric Decker, WR (DEN)-signed by NYJ
Steve Smith (CAR)-signed by BAL 3 yrs
Jeremy Maclin PHI-resigned 1 yr $5.5m
Hakeem Nicks, WR (NYG)-signed by IND 1 yr
Golden Tate, WR, (SEA)-signs with DET
James Jones, WR, (GB)-signs with OAK
Julian Edelman, WR, (NE)-resigns with NE
Anquan Boldin SF-resigned 2 yrs $12m

Emanuel Sanders, WR-signed by DEN 3yrs $18m
Sidney Rice, WR, (SEA)-released
Santonio Holmes-NYJ-released
Jason Avant (PHI)-signed by CAR

Andre Roberts, WR, (AZ)-signs with WAS

Riley Cooper PHI-resigned 5 yr $25m
Andre Hawkins (CIN)-signed by CLE

Kenny Britt, WR signed by STL to 1 YR $1.4M deal
Ted Ginn, WR, (CAR)-signed by AZ
Domenik Hixon-(CAR)-signed by CHI
Jacoby Ford-signed by NYJ
DHB-signed by PIT to 1 YR deal

Seji Ajirotutu-resigns with SD
Dexter McCluster-signs with TEN
Jacoby Jones-resigns with BAL

Jerome Simpson-resigns with MINN
Nate Burleson
Brandon LaFell-signs with NE 3 yrs $11m

Lance Moore (NO)-signs with PIT 2 yrs

Brandon Tate-resigned by CIN
Santana Moss-resigns with WAS
Kevin Olgetree-resigns with DET
Andre Caldwell-resigned by DEN

Mario Manningham (SF)-signs with NYG
Kevin Ogletree (DAL)-resigns with DAL
Jericho Cotchery-signs with CAR
Lavelle Hawkins-signs with TB 1 Yr $750K
Joe Morgan (NO)-resigns with NO
Davone Bess-(CLE)-released
Greg Childs (MIN)-released
Brandon Lloyd (NE)-signs with SF 1 YR
Danario Alexander
Austin Collie


TE
Jimmy Graham- franchise tag from NO as TE
Jermichael Finley-not expected to be signed anytime soon-recovering from injury 

Owen Daniels-(HOU)-signed by BAL
Brandon Pettigrew-resigned by DET 4yr $16M

Dustin Keller
Garret Graham-resigned by HOU
John Carlson-AZ signed 2 yrs
Brandon Meyers-signed by TB to 2 yr deal
Jeff Cumberland-resigned by NYJ 
Dennis Pita-BAL resigned 5 yr/$32m
Jake Ballard-resigned by AZ

Scott Chandler-resigned by BUF
Andrew Quarless-resigned by GB
Clay Harbor-resigned by JAX
Dante Rosario-resigned by CHI
Kellen Davis
Fred Davis
Ed Dickson-signed by CAR to 1 yr deal

K

Josh Brown-resigned by NYG
Lawrence Tynes-released by TB
Dan Carpenter-resigned by BUF
Phil Dawson-resigned by SF
Nick Folk-resigned by NYJ
Jay Feely-resigned by AZ
Billy Cundiff-resigned by CLE
Adam Viniateri-resigned by IND

Graham Gano (CAR)-resigned by CAR
Steve Hauschka (SEA)-resigned by SEA
Shayne Graham (NO)-resigned by NO
Dan Bailey (DAL)-resigned by DAL
Jake Rodgers-signed by WAS
Rian Lindell (TB)-released
Rob Bironas (TEN)-resigned by TEN






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




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



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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mock NFL Draft

My take on the NFL Draft (version 6.0)
     
1 HOU                      Blake Bortles         QB (Looked great in pro day)
2 STL (from WAS)  Greg Robinson       OT (J Fisher wants OL)
but I really expect them to trade down to someone who wants their QB here. Say CLE or OAK?
3 JAX  (I expect JAX to trade picks with OAK so that OAK can get their QB)                      Jadeveon Clowney DE (head scratcher) 
4 CLE                       Sammy Watkins    WR (Browns decide to wait on their QB of the future)
5 OAK                      Johnny Manziel     QB (What better landing place for Johnny Football then the circus that is OAK)

6 ATL                      Jake Mathews         OT (Much needed-or Khalil Mack OLB too)
7 TB                         Khalil Mack          OLB
8 MIN                     Terry Bridgewater  QB (Love that he fell to them)
9 BUF                     Taylor Lewan           OT  (Fills a need)
10 DET                   Justin Gilbert          CB (Stole him from TEN next)
11 TEN                   Darqueze Dennard    CB
12 NYG                  Mike Evans            WR 
13 STL                    Marqise Lee             WR  ( I expect the Rams to trade down here and get a S or WR later)
14 CHI                    Timmy Jernigan      NT (Big need filled)
15 PIT                   Aaron Donald        DT
16 DAL                  Calvin Pryor            FS
17 BAL                 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix   FS
18 NYJ                  Eric Ebron              TE (Geno Smith needs help, Eric Decker works but a good TE is another plus)
19 MIA                  Zack Martin             OT (OL decimated by…stuff)
20 ARI                  C. J. Mosley           OLB (best player available)
21 GB                   Anthony Barr         OLB (good teams get good players regardless of need)
22 PHI                  Bradley Roby            CB (wanted Dennard)
23 KC                  Kelvin Benjamin       WR (reached a bit for WR)
24 CIN                Dee Ford                    DE (Fills big need)
25 SD                  Odell Beckham         WR (Another reach at WR)
26 CLE                Carlos Hyde               RB (they get their RB)
27 NO                  Morgan Moses           OT (from UVA)
28 CAR               Cyrus Kouandjio        OT
29 NE                  Jace Amaro                TE 
30 SF                   Louis Nix                   NT (Patience pays off)
31 DEN               Kony Ealy                  DE
32 SEA                Austin Seferian-Jenkins          TE

  




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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

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




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



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Monday, April 14, 2014

FFPC Pros vs. Joes 2014!


2014 Pros Vs. Joes: Six Free Main Event Teams


Last season's Pros vs. Joes Challenge was the best ever as the FFPC awarded six free Main Event teams to the following players:
Jeff Tirabassi,
Wayne Ellis
Chris Banks
Kevin English (DraftSharks.com)
Jim Day (FantasyTaz.com)
Micah James (FantasyInsights.com) 

Chris Banks was the 2013 champ and again the Joes emerged on top.

Here are the 2014 highlights recently announced:
  • Each of the six 2014 Pros vs. Joes league winners will receive a 2015 FFPC Main Event team. The total value of these prizes is just over $10,000.
  • 2014 Pros vs. Joes is limited to six leagues, 36 Pros, and 36 Joes.
  • Joes are randomly selected among FFPC Main Event early-bird entries.
  • Each FFPC Main Event early-bird deposit or fully paid team counts as a “ticket” in the drawing.
  • Limit of one Pros vs. Joes team per person.
  • Pros will be chosen by invite-only.
  • Main Event players MUST register for Pros vs. Joes to enter.

I have participated in the Pros vs Joes in every year of its existence and won my division in 2011 so I hope to be chosen again this year!
Details:

The FFPC and Darren Armani of FantasyMojo.com have teamed up once again for the 2014 Pros vs. Joes Challenge. The Pros vs Joes concept is simple: take a group of hard core FFPC fantasy players (the Joes) and pit them against a contingent of fantasy industry experts (the Pros). The result is a fierce competition with ultimate bragging rights on the line.


Once again, the Pros vs. Joes Challenge will become a true showcase FFPC event which means there are some serious prizes at stake! The FFPC will give away SIX entries to the 2015 FFPC Main Event to each of the six winners of a 2014 Pros vs Joes leagues. That is a prize valued at $1700+ per team, a total value of over $10,000!



Wow, that’s great guys, so what’s the catch? There is none. Entry into the Pros vs Joes is still completely free but the FFPC will limit this year’s contest to 6 leagues, a total of 36 Joes and 36 Pros. With the limited field, they needed to come up with a way to fairly reward their customers and select the participants.


The 36 Pros will be chosen and invited to compete by the FFPC and FantasyMojo.com .

The 36 Joes will be chosen via a random drawing. To be eligible for this drawing, a Joe has to be registered for the FFPC Main Event by the early-bird deadline on Monday, May 12th, 2014.

Note you get $100 off your Main Event Entry fee if you do sign up by 12 May!


So now there’s yet another great reason to play the FFPC Main Event. Registering for the Main Event before the early-bird deadline will save you cash AND you have a shot to compete in the Pros vs Joes! Register for the Pros vs Joes drawing here!











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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

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




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



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