Thursday, October 30, 2014

Week 9 Picks for the NFL Games


Went 11-4 but had only 89 confidence points last week, missed on one of my upsets and DAL losing to WAS cost me maximum points (15). 688 points for the year.


NOTES:
-15 confidence points goes to top team (SEA) all the way down to last upset (AZ) who gets 1 point.
-Point spread is in ()





Week 9

SEA (15) over OAK

CIN (11) over JAX

KC (9.5) over NYJ

SF (10) over STL

CLE (6.5) over TB

IND (3) over NYG

PHI (2) over HOU

NO (3) over CAR

DEN (3) over NE

PIT over BAL (PK)

MIN (1) over WAS

 

UPSETS

SD over MIA (1.5)

AZ over DAL (4)


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Week 9 Early IN/OUT and Free Agents-Romo and Justin Forsett Questionable

TNF: NO @ CAR
SNF: BAL @PIT
MNF: IND @ NYG

Byes: ATL, BUF, CHI, DET, GB and TEN

Wx Concerns:
OAK @ SEA-Rain
TB @ CLE-Snow Flurries

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Expected to Play
AJ Green
DeAngelo Williams



Out
Dennis Pita-OFS
Danny Woodhead-OFS
Adrian Peterson-deactivated indefinitely
Jerrel Jernigan NYG WR-OFS
Marcedes Lewis-Out until week 12 ST IR
Kyle Rudolph
Rod Streater-ST IR wk 13
Knowshon Moreno-OFS
Victor Cruz-OFS
Stevn Ridley-OFS
Marvin Jones-OFS
CJ Spiller-WK 16
Brian Quick-OFS
S Taylor-Out 2-4 weeks strain



Questionable
Tony Romo
Jimmy Graham
Justin Forsett
Doug Martin


Doubtful



Not Expected To Play (NETP)
Khiry Robinson
Pierre Thomas


Game Time Decision (GTD)


Watch



New Starters
Zach Mettenberger-TEN QB
Denard Robinson-JAX RB (regardless of Gerhart health)
Mark Ingram
Isaiah Crowell-more carries
Mike Vick-NYJ 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
RG3 (for later)
Kyle Orton




RB
Denard Robinson
L Talafarrio
Chris Sims
B Rainey
Travis Cadet
Theo Riddick
Jonas Gray
Daniel Thomas
Jonathan Stewart
DeAngelo Williams
Think Handcuffs for RB1 like K Carey, K Davis, J Randle and C Hyde


WR
Davante Adams
John Brown
K Stills



TE
Tyler Eifert
K Rudolph
Tim Wright


K
Shayne Graham-NO
Matt Prater-DET
AZ Kicker
Crosby



DEF
SD
MIA
MIN
CLE
KC
CIN
NO




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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Week 8 Dismal for FFGuidebook.com

FFGuidebook.com had a terrible week 8 going 5-9, 62-50 for the season.

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. 

No excuses 5-9  is bad. But there were some freaky performances in week 8. 

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)
Week 8 5-9 (62-50) I seem to be fading…lets hope for a rebound in week 9 and 10 when 6 teams each week are on a bye.

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 W 4-4 (3rd TP)
Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) $179 Qualifier L 3-5 (8th 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 L 6-2 (7th TP)
National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) $150 Sat L 5-3 (4th TP)   
The Fantasy Championship (TFC) W 6-2 (4th TP)
Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Bonini League L 5-3 (6th TP)
2 QB Experts League (FF Magican League) L 3-5 (9th TP)
Local League L 5-3 (1st TP)
Pro Forecast Magazine (their 2nd magazine of the year) PPR W 6-2 (3rd TP)

DM Leagues
Pros vs Joes Competition League 1      L (10th TP)
Fantasy Football Index Auction League L (11th TP)
Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) $35 W 3rd TP
Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) $77 W 6th TP

5-9 for week
62-50 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

Monday, October 27, 2014

Never Too Early to Think Holiday Gift


What a great time to purchase the new novel Just One More…
Both Amazon and BN.com have copies on hand for immediate shipping. Get this great new military thriller!
It is the perfect gift for the Man in your life. 





The book has been a five year journey and to call it a labor of love does not do it justice. It is a 348 pages long! I have already begun work on the sequel More Than One and you will find an excerpt from the sequel at the back of the book.

It is available in paperback from Amazon, BN and other online retailers. I am told it makes for a great holiday gift.
Or if the man in your life is a sports enthusiast. Why not give him Fantasy Football Guidebook or Fantasy Football Tips or even Fantasy Baseball for Beginners so he is ready for the 2015 Spring MLB season.


Just One More... $9.95

BN.com


Just One More… 


Read below for more details and to see the back cover.

Description:
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.

Available in paperback from Amazon, BN and other online retailers starting 15 June. 
Expect the Ebook (Kindle, etc) will be out 1 October.

Just One More... $9.95




Now is a great time to buy Fantasy Football Guidebook or the new 2nd edition of Fantasy Football Tips or Fantasy Football Basics  or Fantasy Baseball for Beginners or Fantasy Basketball Handbook for next season. All make great gifts for that special someone in your life. They are perfect for Dad. Give him a great gift for Fathers Day this year! Avoid the rush.














Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-tips-sam-hendricks/1117409185?ean=9781936635153


Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) 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

Fantasy Baseball for Beginners: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide ($10.95)

Fantasy Football (Soccer to Yanks): The Ultimate "How-to" Guide for Fantasy Football/Fantasy Soccer ($14.95) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-football-sam-hendricks/1100639984

Fantasy Hockey: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide for Fantasy Hockey Players ($14.95/ $9.95 Nook) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-hockey-sam-hendricks/1106954324

Fantasy Basketball Handbook: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide for Beginners and Experienced Players ($12.95/ $9.95 Nook)
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fantasy-basketball-handbook-sam-hendricks/1107640391

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Darren Sproles-OUT, Trent Richardson-IN (Ahmad Bradshaw starter)

Darren Sproles-OUT,
Trent Richardson-IN (Ahmad Bradshaw starter)

Sunday IN/OUT Finals-AJ Green and Bernard Pierce OUT; Shane Vereen and VJAX IN


SNF: GB @ NO
MNF: WAS @ DAL

Byes: NYG and SF

Wx Concerns:


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Out
Dennis Pita-OFS
Danny Woodhead-OFS
Tyler Eifert (thru wk 10)
Adrian Peterson-deactivated indefinitely
Ryan Mathews-sprained MCL (4-5 weeks)
Jerrel Jernigan NYG WR-OFS
Marcedes Lewis-Out until week 12 ST IR
Kyle Rudolph
Rod Streater-ST IR wk 13
Montee Ball-4 wks
Knowshon Moreno-OFS
Victor Cruz-OFS
Stevn Ridley-OFS
Marvin Jones-OFS
CJ Spiller
Fred Jackson
P Thomas
M Ball
Donald Brown
Ryan Mathews
Owen Daniels-OUT
Reggie Wayne-OUT
Fred Jackson-OUT
DeAngelo Williams-OUT
Eric Ebron-OUT
Khiry Robinson
Calvin Johnson
Reggie Bush
Zach Miller-SEA TE
Storm Johnson-JAX RB (healthy scratch)
Bernard Pierce-BAL RB
Aaron Dobson
Philly Brown
Fuzzy Whittaker

Questionable
Trent Richardson-(GTD?)
Darren Sproles
RG3

Doubtful



Not Expected To Play (NETP)



Game Time Decision (GTD)
Trent Richardson-(GTD?)
Darren Sproles

Watch
TB QB?
Jonas Gray/James White-NE RB with Vereen possibly out
Mark Ingram-w P Thomas and K Robinson out
L Taliaferrio-RB BAL
Denard Robinson-JAX RB


New Starters
Zach Mettenberger-TEN QB
Denard Robinson-JAX RB (regardless of Gerhart health)
Jonthan Stewart 
C McCoy
Allen Robinson-WR1 JAX




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
R Tannehill
RG3 (for later)
Kyle Orton




RB
Denard Robinson
Tre Mason
Bryce Brown/A Dixon
D Thomas/D Williams-MIA
Chris Johnson
R Helu

WR
Eddie Royal
Davante Adams
John Brown
D Baldwin
K Stills
J Kearse
K Wright


TE
C Clay
Owen Daniels



K
Shayne Graham-NO
Matt Prater-DET
AZ Kicker



DEF
SD
DAL vs WAS
MIA




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

AJ Green is OUT, Shane Vereen and VJAX will start

AJ Green-OUT
VJAX-Active
Shane Vereen-Active