Saturday, December 20, 2014

Week 16 Saturday IN/OUT Information; Carlos Hyde, Ryan Mathews and Keenen Allen-OUT


SATURDAY:
-PHI @ WAS
-SD @ SF

SNF: SEA @ AZ

MNF: DEN @ CIN

Wx Concerns:
None

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New Starters
Jimmy Claussen-CHI QB (Jay Cutler benched)
Case Keenum HOU QB
Ryan Lindley-AZ QB?
RG3-WAS
Johnny Manziel CLE QB

Andre Williams-NYG RB
Donald Brown/B Oliver-SD RB
Matt Asiata/Ben Tate-MIN RB
J Randle/L Dubar if DeMarco Murray is out
Marques Wilson CHI WR replaces B Marshall

Charles Johnson 


SF RB-Alphonso Smith-

Garrett Hartley-CLE K

Playing


Expected to Play
Andre Johnson
Philip Rivers
Kerwynn Williams
Nick Folk K
Frank Gore

Probable
Tom Brady
Tony Romo
Ben Roethlisberger
Cam Newton
Philip Rivers
Derek Carr

CJ Spiller
A Foster
J Charles
E Lacy
M Lynch
M Asiata

Calvin Johnson 
Roddy White
Andre Johnson
Jordan Mathews
Harry Douglas
Reggie Wayne
Larry Fitzgerald

Jordan Reed
Heath Miller
Owen Daniels 
Charles Clay


Cody Parkey
Dan Carpenter
Nick Folk



Questionable
DeMarco Murray
Frank Gore 
LaGarrette Blount
Shane Vereen
DeAngelo Williams-if plays will be emergency back-avoid

Brandon LaFell (heard it before)
Julian Edelman-concussion watch
Julio Jones
DeAndre Hopkins
Michael Crabtree
Dwayne Bowe

Doubtful
Drew Stanton
Kyle Rudolph

Not Expected To Play
Carlos Hyde
Keenen Allen
Julio Jones

DNP
List is long and distinguished including Arian Foster, Ryan Mathews and DeMarco Murray

Watch
Ronnie Hillman may return this week or next
CJ Spiller could be back too
Frank Gore-concuss
Carlos Hyde

Game Time Decision
Julio Jones


OUT THIS WEEK

Colt McCoy-OFS
Keenen Allen
Carlos Hyde
Ryan Mathews
Keenen Allen
Nick Foles
Tom Savage
Rashard Jennings
Stevie Johnson
Vincent Brown
Denarius Moore
Garrett Graham
Robbie Gould




















Free Agent Pickups:
QB

RG3
Mark Sanchez
Alex Smith

RB
Dan herron
Ben Tate
Matt Asiata
Jonathan Stewart
Doug Martin?
Joique Bell
Andre Williams
Tre Mason
Latavius Murray





WR
Jarvis Landry
Jeremy Maclin
Donte Moncrief
Brandon LaFell
Charles Johnson
Jordan Mathews
Preston Parker
Andrew Hawkins
Kenny Stills
Mohamed Sanu


TE
Mychal Rivera
Travis Kelce
Heath Miller


K
Connor Barth-DEN
Shayne Graham-NO
Matt Bryant
Matt Prater
Garrett Hartley-CLE

DEF
Anyone who plays JAX, OAK, TB, MIN, WAS
Aka TEN, BUF, GB, MIA and PHI

Out Long Term or Out For Season (OFS)
Dennis Pita-OFS
Danny Woodhead-OFS
Adrian Peterson-deactivated indefinitely
Jerrel Jernigan NYG WR-OFS
Knowshon Moreno-OFS
Victor Cruz-OFS
Stevn Ridley-OFS
Marvin Jones-OFS
CJ Spiller-WK 16
Brian Quick-OFS
Nick Foles-6-8 weeks
Carson Palmer-OFS
Allen Robinson-OFS
Peyton Hillis-OFS
Ahmad Bradshaw-OFS
Brandin Cooks-OFS
Antoine Smith-OFS
Ryan Mallett-OFS
Brandon Marshall-OFS
Andre Ellington-AZ RB-OFS
Jerick McKinnon-OFS
Denard Robinson
Montee Ball-OFS
L Taliafer
Colt McCoy-OFS
Dexter McCluster




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

Last Chance to Buy a Great Gift-Panic Saturday-Pickup a Book From Extra Point Press Author Sam Hendricks

Just One More... is now available as an ebook at Amazon.com.
It is still available as a paperbook at both Amazon and BN.com too.

Get this great new military thriller!
It is the perfect holiday 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

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ask the Expert Question: What one piece of advice would you give to someone setting their lineup for a Week 16 Super Bowl?


What one piece of advice would you give to someone setting their lineup for a Week 16 Super Bowl?


Know what it takes to win and use risk management to give your team the best chance to win. The format you are involved in will determine many of the risk/reward elements. Is it a H2H league? If so, are you starting from scratch (week 16 contest only) or are you already ahead or behind (2 week matchup). By the same token sometimes a single week matchup is with a team that is much better or has superior matchups putting you at a disadvantage. In these cases you would need to take extra risk to have a greater chance of winning-by perhaps going with a boom or bust flex instead of the steady eddy who guarantees eight points but no more each week. Look at who you face and what they "should" produce. If you need a great day to win (projections show you losing significantly), give yourself the best shot by starting players who have some chance of exceeding projections. You will either fail miserably or in some cases produce the day that we all brag about. The reverse also applies-if you "should" win easily, do not take unnecessary chances with boom/bust players.














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 his website, http://www.ffguidebook.com/, at all major bookstores, and at http://www.amazon.com/. He is a 20+ 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).



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


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

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Who missed practice on Thursday for Week 16?

Keenan Allen
Ryan Mathews
Rashard Jennings-no running
AJ Green-illness
DeAngelo Williams-limited, Not Expected to Play
Kyle Rudolph
TY Hilton
Julio Jones

Thursday Week 16 IN/OUT-Julio Jones Not Expected to Play, Dexter McCluster-OFS; Cutler benched for Jimmy Claussen


TNF: TEN @ BAL

SATURDAY:
-PHI @ WAS
-SD @ SF

SNF: SEA @ AZ

MNF: DEN @ CIN

Wx Concerns:
None

----------------------------------------------------------

Playing


Expected to Play
Andre Johnson
Philip Rivers

OUT THIS WEEK
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Colt McCoy-OFS
Keenen Allen
Dexter McCluster-OFS







Questionable
Blake Bortles

Kendal Wright

Delanie Walker

Doubtful
Zach Mettenberger

Not Expected To Play
Carlos Hyde
Keenen Allen
Julio Jones







DNP
List is long and distinguished including Arian Foster, Ryan Mathews and DeMarco Murray

Watch
Ronnie Hillman may return this week or next
CJ Spiller could be back too
Frank Gore-concuss
Carlos Hyde



New Starters
Jimmy Claussen-CHI QB (Jay Cutler benched)
Case Keenum HOU QB
Ryan Lindley-AZ QB?
RG3-WAS

Matt Asiata/Ben Tate-MIN RB
J Randle/L Dubar if DeMarco Murray is out
Marques Wilson CHI WR replaces B Marshall

Charles Johnson 
Johnny Manziel CLE QB
Toby Gerhart/ Storm Johnson/J Todman JAX RB
SF RB-Alphonso Smith-

Garrett Hartley-CLE K




Free Agent Pickups:
QB

RG3
Mark Sanchez
Alex Smith

RB
Dan herron
Ben Tate
Matt Asiata
Jonathan Stewart
Doug Martin?
Joique Bell
Andre Williams
Tre Mason
Latavius Murray





WR
Jarvis Landry
Jeremy Maclin
Donte Moncrief
Brandon LaFell
Charles Johnson
Jordan Mathews
Preston Parker
Andrew Hawkins
Kenny Stills
Mohamed Sanu


TE
Mychal Rivera
Travis Kelce
Heath Miller


K
Connor Barth-DEN
Shayne Graham-NO
Matt Bryant
Matt Prater
Garrett Hartley-CLE


DEF
Anyone who plays JAX, OAK, TB, MIN, WAS
Aka TEN, BUF, GB, MIA and PHI

Out Long Term or Out For Season (OFS)
Dennis Pita-OFS
Danny Woodhead-OFS
Adrian Peterson-deactivated indefinitely
Jerrel Jernigan NYG WR-OFS
Knowshon Moreno-OFS
Victor Cruz-OFS
Stevn Ridley-OFS
Marvin Jones-OFS
CJ Spiller-WK 16
Brian Quick-OFS
Nick Foles-6-8 weeks
Carson Palmer-OFS
Allen Robinson-OFS
Peyton Hillis-OFS
Ahmad Bradshaw-OFS
Brandin Cooks-OFS
Antoine Smith-OFS
Ryan Mallett-OFS
Brandon Marshall-OFS
Andre Ellington-AZ RB-OFS
Jerick McKinnon-OFS
Denard Robinson
Montee Ball-OFS
L Taliafer
Colt McCoy-OFS
Dexter McCluster




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

Week 16 Pickems


Went 11-5  with 109 confidence points last week, hit on one of my upset picks as CIN destroyed CLE. GB and PHI losses hurt. For the year I have 1306 points.

NOTES:
-16 confidence points goes to top team (GB) all the way down to last upset (KC) who gets 1 point.
-Point spread is in ()



Week 16
GB (11.5) over TB
NE (11.5) over NYJ
PHI (7.5) over WAS
MIA (7.5) over MIN
DET (9.5) over CHI
BUF (5.5) over OAK
SEA (9.5) over AZ
BAL (5.5) over HOU
NO (7) over ATL
DEN (3) over CIN (27-24, total score 51)
STL (5) over NYG
JAX (3) over TEN
SF (1) over SD
CAR (pickem) over CLE

 UPSETS

IND over DAL (2.5)
KC over PIT (3)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday Week 16 IN/OUT and Free Agents

TNF: TEN @ BAL

SATURDAY:
-PHI @ WAS
-SD @ SF

SNF: SEA @ AZ

MNF: DEN @ CIN

Wx Concerns:
None

----------------------------------------------------------

Playing


Expected to Play
Andre Johnson

OUT THIS WEEK
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Colt McCoy
Keenen Allen





Questionable






DNP
List is long and distinguished including Arian Foster, Ryan Mathews and DeMarco Murray



New Starters
HOU QB?
RG3-WAS

Matt Asiata/Ben Tate-MIN RB
J Randle/L Dubar if DeMarco Murray is out
Marques Wilson CHI WR replaces B Marshall

Charles Johnson 
Johnny Manziel CLE QB
Toby Gerhart/ Storm Johnson/J Todman JAX RB

Garrett Hartley-CLE K



Free Agent Pickups:
QB

RG3
Mark Sanchez
Alex Smith

RB
Dan herron
Ben Tate
Matt Asiata
Jonathan Stewart
Doug Martin?
Joique Bell
Andre Williams
Tre Mason
Latavius Murray





WR
Jarvis Landry
Jeremy Maclin
Donte Moncrief
Brandon LaFell
Charles Johnson
Jordan Mathews
Preston Parker
Andrew Hawkins
Kenny Stills
Mohamed Sanu


TE
Mychal Rivera
Travis Kelce
Heath Miller


K
Connor Barth-DEN
Shayne Graham-NO
Matt Bryant
Matt Prater
Garrett Hartley-CLE

DEF
Anyone who plays JAX, OAK, TB, MIN, WAS
Aka TEN, BUF, GB, MIA and PHI

Out Long Term or Out For Season (OFS)
Dennis Pita-OFS
Danny Woodhead-OFS
Adrian Peterson-deactivated indefinitely
Jerrel Jernigan NYG WR-OFS
Knowshon Moreno-OFS
Victor Cruz-OFS
Stevn Ridley-OFS
Marvin Jones-OFS
CJ Spiller-WK 16
Brian Quick-OFS
Nick Foles-6-8 weeks
Carson Palmer-OFS
Allen Robinson-OFS
Peyton Hillis-OFS
Ahmad Bradshaw-OFS
Brandin Cooks-OFS
Antoine Smith-OFS
Ryan Mallett-OFS
Brandon Marshall-OFS
Andre Ellington-AZ RB-OFS
Jerick McKinnon-OFS
Denard Robinson
Montee Ball-OFS
L Taliafero




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