Friday, February 10, 2017

Ask the Expert Question: What is your preliminary Top 10 for the 2017 season?

What is your preliminary Top 10 for the 2017 season?


1 David Johnson, AZ RB-Hopefully his injury at the end of 16' is not too bad
2 Ezekiel Elliot, DAL RB-no sophomore slump for this stud
3 Le Veon Bell, PIT RB-What could an injury and suspension free season look like?
4 Antonio Brown, PIT WR-Questions none
5 OBJ, NYG WR-Jury may still be out on him and stud quality
6 LeSean McCoy, BUF RB-better than many think
7 Julio Jones, ATL WR-very boom or bust but what the heck
8 Mike Evans, TB WR-finally showing us what he can really do
9 DeMarco Murray, TEN RB-surprise....not really
10 Jordy Nelson, GB WR-scary good when not hurt


Honorable mention for a bakers dozen-AJ Green, Dez Bryant and Melvin Gordon


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

Friday, February 3, 2017

Ask the Expert Question: SB Prediction


Friday, January 27, 2017

Ask the Expert Question of the Week: Which new coaching hire interests you most? Why?


Which new coaching hire interests you most? Why?

My vote is LA Rams (that is still hard to say) HC Sean McVay. The 30-year old brings youth and excitement to a Rams team that has plenty of young potential (Jared Goff QB and a proven RB Todd Gurley). They needed someone completely opposite of Jeff Fisher and they got him. The Rams are close, they just need some help and McVay should be able to work his magic from the start with a fresh look and a youthful mindset. 


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)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

2017 Mock NFL Draft 1.0

First mock of the 2017 NFL Draft 

1 CLE Myles Garrett DE/OLB 
2 SF    DeShone Kizer QB
3 CHI   Mitch Trubisky QB
4 JAX  Jonathan Allen DL 
5 TEN (from LA) Marshon Lattimore CB
6 NYJ   Jamal Adams SS
7 SD   Malik Hooker FS
8 CAR Solomon Thomas DE
9 CIN Reuben Foster LB
10 BUF Teez Tabor CB
11 NO Derek Barnett DE
12 CLE (from PHI) Deshaun Watson QB
13 AZ Mike Williams WR
14 IND Leonard Fournette RB
15 PHI (from MIN) Marion Humphrey CB
16 BAL Dalvin Cook RB
17 WAS   Malik McDowell DL
18 TEN John Ross WR 
19 TB   Corey Davis WR
20 DEN Ryan Ramczyk OT
21 DET Taco Charlton DE
22  MIA O.J. Howard TE
23 NYG    Tim Williams DE
24 OAK Zach Cunningham LB
25 HOU Jabrill Peppers LB/S
26 SEA Cam Robinson OT 
27 KC Sidney Jones CB
28 DAL Carl Lawson DE/OLB

The Last Four Draft Positions are yet to be determined based on the playoffs this week....I am hoping it will be ATL, NE, PIT and the GB at 32 but I suspect it will be as follows:

29 GB  Quincy Wilson CB
30 PIT Takkarist Mckinley DE/OLB
31 ATL Charles Harris DE
32 NE Christian McCaffrey RB




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, January 20, 2017

Ask the Expert Question: In this year's playoffs, pick one player who has changed your opinion of him the most (for good or ill), and say why.

In this year's playoffs, pick one player who has changed your opinion of him the most (for good or ill), and say why.
 

Doug Baldwin, SEA, WR was never that high on my radar. I thought his 14 TDs in 2015 were fluky and his 2016 TDs (7) were more normal. Having said this Baldwin's playoff performance (average of 8 catches, 92 yards and a TD per game) opened my eyes to this stud. His statistics (catches and receiving yards) have increased every year since 2012. The chemistry with his QB Wilson can only help his 2017 numbers.




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)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winner of 2016 Fantasy Index Open Defenses


Excerpt from the Fantasy Index webpage
The Fantasy Index Open is open to everyone – regular at-home players, and industry pros. And for the defense position, it was one of the professionals who came out on top: Sam Hendricks, author at Extra Point Press.
Hendricks has been in the industry for years. He is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook. He was the overall winner of the Fantasy Index Open in 2012. And he comes out on top in the defense category of the position this year.
The winner takes home a really huge and really cool trophy from the team at Affordable Trophies.They’ve been partnering with us on this contest for years.
The winner and the runner-up also earn berths in the Experts Poll in the magazine, competing in a similar contest in a 20-man field composed mainly of industry experts.
The scoring for this competition is notoriously complex. Basically, all picks count in varying degrees, and we attach a number to each of the 20 picks made by each of the 222 entries. In short, the higher you rank a player the more his production counts towards your score, with final scoring in the hundreds of thousands.
At the defense position, scoring is based on 2 points for takeaways, 1 for sacks, 2 for safeties and 6 points for touchdowns (takeaway and special teams).
To win in this kind of competition, you have to be right on some big-picture concepts that most others miss. For Hendricks at this position, the Eagles and Texans were his key selections. Philadelphia was lightly regarded on most boards (just 17th, on average) but Hendricks ranked them 5th. So when they had a solid year, ranking 8th, he was more heavily rewarded for that production. At the same time, most were looking for a big season from the Texans (the #6 defense entering the season). But Hendricks didn’t even include them in his top 20, so he benefitted when they weren’t much of a factor (ranking 21st in scoring).
The Jets and Jaguars were 11th and 14th on the consensus board, but Hendricks ranked them 20th and not at all. That helped him when those teams both ranked in the bottom 3 in this scoring system.
Hendricks’ top 4 was solid, including Carolina, Denver, Arizona and Kansas City, which all ranked in the top 7 in scoring. Regardless, his picks put him on top, just ahead of network engineer Michael McAninch and attorney Dan Martinez.
Kent Stewart gets the most improved award for this category. He ranked last (out of 222) at the kicker position, but moved up to 7th in defenses.
The position was rough, on the other hand, on Zach Leavitt and Scott Anderson – two veteran prognosticators out of Colorado. They both ranked in the top 15 in kickers but slipped to last and next-to-last at this position.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ask the Expert Question of the Week: Who is the fantasy comeback player of the year?


Who is the fantasy comeback player of the year?

Jimmy Graham. After a slow start to the fantasy season (4-53 in the first two games), he really finished strong (57-800 and 6 TDs in weeks 3-16) to average 4 catches and 60+ yards and .5 TD per game. This is all after a knee injury that often limits players in their first year back. Add in the fact that he was being drafted as a TE15 in some drafts and Graham earned the comeback award in 2016. Honorable mention to Melvin Gordon.


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)