Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fantasy Football Index Experts Auction League Team

Ok you may have seen this draft in the annual Fantasy Football Index magazine. I am often asked to provide my rankings and draft in their "Expert" leagues. 

If you have not picked up your copy I recommend you do so. It is packed with great information for the upcoming season.

Here is a sneak peak with my team and the amount I paid for the players from the Sunday 22 May draft. It is a "draft and forget" league in that no trades/adds or drops allowed and the computer sets your optimum lineup each week so you do not have to make lineup decisons!

QB
Ryan Tannehill-MIA      $10
Tony Romo-DAL           $9

RB
AP-Min                          $35
DeVonte Freeman-ATL $33
Matt Forte-NYJ             $21
DeMarco Murray-TEN  $19
TJ Yeldon-JAX              $9
Darren Sproles-PHI         $1

WR
Jarvis Landry-MIA         $20
DeVante Parker-MIA      $12  (Love MIA w/Adam Gasse as HC)
Marvin Jones-CIN          $9
Laquon Treadwell-MIN $6
Nelson Agholor-PHI      $2
Michael Thomas-NO     $2
Robert Woods-BUF       $1
Brandon Coleman-NO   $1 (big believer in Brees and WRs)

TE
Austin Sefarin-Jenkins-TB $4
Clive Watford-OAK       $1

K
Brandon McManus-DEN $2
Sebastian Janokowski-OAK $1

DEF
NYJ/11                                 $1
BUF/10                                $1

--Some value here in Tannehill and Romo as Draft Master (draft and forget leagues other name) offsets for the combined price as Brees and others over $20. 
--Freemand and Forte on the same bye week is not convenient in a DM league.

Friday, July 22, 2016

2016 Fantasy Football Running Back (RB) Rankings for PPR Leagues Updated for Le'Veon Bell 4 Game Suspension

By now you should have heard PIT RB Le'Veon Bell has been suspended for four game for missing a scheduled NFL drug test. He is appealing but I am going on the assumption tha he will miss the first 4 games. He drops to RB8 for me and DeAngelo Williams moves up to RB 30 (late 6th round or early 7th round pick in PPR leagues). Likewise Ezekiel Elliot has been accused of misconduct. 

Here are the updated RB PPR rankings.







2016  RB Rankings  PPR Leagues-

Todd Gurley                           LA/8

David Johnson                       AZ/9

Adrian Peterson                    MIN/6

Devonta Freeman                 ATL/11

Ezekiel Elliot  ®                     DAL/7 (no change-innocent until proven guilty)

Lamar Miller                          HOU/9

Jamaal Charles                      KC/5

Le’Veon Bell                           PIT/8

Mark Ingram                         NO/5

Doug Martin                          TB/6


Eddie Lacy                             GB/4


Matt Forte                              NYJ/11

CJ Anderson                           DEN/11

LeSean McCoy                       BUF/10

Dion Lewis                             NE/9

Carlos Hyde                           SF/8

Thomas Rawls                       SEA/5     (C Michael, C Propise, etc)

Matt Jones                              WAS/9

Duke Johnson                        CLE/13

Danny Woodhead                 SD/11





Latavius Murray                    OAK/10

Giovani Bernard                    CIN/9

DeMarco Murray                   TEN/13

Jeremy Hill                             CIN/9

Frank Gore                             IND/10

Ryan Mathews                       PHI/4

Jonathan Stewart                  CAR/7

Jeremy Langford                   CHI/9     RBBC J Howard, K Carey)

TJ Yeldon                               JAX/5

Jay Ajayi                                 MIA/8  (Arian Foster signing hurts Ajayi)



Ameer Abdullah                    DET/10

Melvin Gordon                       SD/11

Chris Ivory                             JAX/5

Rashad Jennings                   NYG/8

Justin Forsett                         BAL/8

Karlos Williams                     BUF/10

Charles Sims                          TB/6

Isaiah Crowell                        CLE/13

Theo Riddick                          DET/10

Shane Vereen                        NYG/8




DeAngelo Williams                PIT/8

Arian Foster                           MIA/8 (new team)

Derrick Henry ®                   TEN/13

LaGarrette Blount                 NE/9

Darren Sproles                      PHI/4

Devontae Booker                 DEN/11

Tevin Coleman                      ATL/11

Kenneth Dixon                      BAL/8

Jordan Howard                       CHI/9

Bilal Powell                            NYJ/11




James Starks                          GB/4

Darren McFadden                 DAL/7

Paul Perkins                            NYG/8

Cameron Artis-Payne           CAR/7

C. J. Prosise                          SEA/5

Jerick McKinnon                    MIN/6

Javorius Allen                       BAL/8

Alfred Morris                         DAL/7

Ronnie Hillman                      DEN/11

Charcandrick West               KC/5


Kenyan Drake                         MIA


Tre Mason                               LA

DeAndre Washington             OAK

Ka’Deem Carey                     CHI/9

Andre Ellington                     AZ/9

Spencer Ware                       KC

CJ Spiller                              NO

Chris Johnson                       AZ

Chris Thompson                    WAS/9


Wendell Smallwood            PHI


2016 Scott Fish Bowl Invitational Team

The 2016 Scott Fish Bowl Invitational (#SFB480) 480 team Pro-AM has finished drafting for my team. I am in the Funny Men Conference and the Chris Pratt League. I had the 11th pick overall.

First lets review the rules:
-12 team league
-22 round slow draft which started on 11 July
-no kickers or defenses are started or drafted
-Start 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR and FOUR FLEX (1 of which can be QB)
-scoring is 1 pt per 25 passing yds, 4 PTD, 6 RTD, 1 pt per 10 rushing yds, .25 per attempt, 6 rec TD, 1 pt per 10 rec yds, and
-.5 PPR (1.0 PPR for TE)

Here is my team:

QB
Tony Romo-DAL/7 (5.11) A little early than most league but in the SFB you really want two strong QBs (if not more) since one QB can play flex.

Ryan Tannehill-MIA/8 (6.02) I doubled down on QBs in my turn and got my two sleepers in the 5th and 6th

Andy Dalton-CIN/9 (7.11) Definitely early to go QB3 but my plan is to always start a QB at flex and with three QBs on different bye weeks I can do that. I estimated the extra scoring from using 3 QBs interchangeably was worth the QB pick in the 7th. Time will tell.

RB
Ezekiel Elliot-DAL/7 (1.11) Love him with the 11th pick!
Devonta Freeman-ATL/11 (2.02) Picking him a lot here. Hope he comes through
C.J. Anderson-DEN/11 (3.11) Yes RB-RB-RB and yes CJ is on same bye week as Freeman but that is 11 long weeks into the season. 
Justin Forsett-BAL/8 (9.11) Starting RB in 9th...value!
Darren Sproles-PHI/4 (15.11) Anything can happen to R. Mathews
Darren McFadden-DAL/7 (16.02) Handcuff for Elliot
Chanderick West-KC/5 (17.11) If J Charls is not himself or reinjures

WR
TY Hilton-IND/10 (4.02) Love him with Luck back and a OL
Davonte Parker-MIA/8 (8.02) Drafting him every chance I get
Michael Crabtree-OAK/10 (10.02) Starts 4 WRs in 5 rounds
Markus Wheaton-PIT/8 (12.02)
Travis Benjamin-SD/11 (13.11)
Laquon Treadwell-MIN/6 (14.02)
Anquon Boldin-FA? (19.11) Sleeper, 4 straight WR picks to finish!
Brandon Coleman-NO/5 (20.02)
Albert Wilson-KC/5 (21.11)
Nate Washington-NE/9 (22.02) No Brady for 4 games....

TE
Jason Witten-DAL/7 (11.11) Love this guy and with healthy Romo
Kyle Rudolph-MIN/6 (18.02) 

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)

Ask the Expert Question: Which offseason development or storyline do you believe will have the biggest impact on the upcoming fantasy season? Why?

Which offseason development or storyline do you believe will have the biggest impact on the upcoming fantasy season? Why?


Tom Brady and his inevitable 4 game suspension. Here we go again. How far does Tom "Terrific" drop? I have seen him ranked as high as QB6 and as low as QB29. My ranking? QB13. And what of Gronk? Can Jimmy Garoppolo stay upright long enough to get him the ball? Jimmy is fine on the short stuff when not pressured. But everyone is probably going to bring the house against him. That cannot be good for the Gronk. Then again maybe that is all Garoppolo can do is dink and dunk it to Gronk all day long. I see Belichick pushing the run first mentality in the first four games.




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, July 17, 2016

Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Deadline for Early Draft Spots is Tomorrow!

All teams which are fully paid by Monday July 25th will be eligible for the Early Draft Slot Announcement and will receive their FFPC Main Event draft positions on the following Monday, August 1st, 2016.

So if you are paid in full (Live $1,875; Online $1,750 ) for a FFPC 2016 Main Event team (I am) by tomorrow (Monday 25 July) you will get your draft position in a week on Monday 1 August!!!

That gives you an entire month to mock draft and develop your strategy for the 2016 Main Event!

Do you start Zero RB? Zero WR? Late QB? Late TE? One of everything i.e QB/RB/WR/TE? Or something else?

I am drafting in the FFPC Main Event on Saturday 10 September at 3pm PT live in Las Vegas!

I look forward to seeing you all there. 


2016 Pros versus Joes Websites

Follow all of the Pros versus Joes action at these key websites:

All of the information on the PvJ at the FFPC webpage

http://myffpc.com/ffpccontent/play/pros-vs-joes/

FantasyMojo who runs the Pros vs Joes


http://www.fantasymojo.com/mojo/news.do?action=prosvsjoes2016

Follow the drafts live on BlogTalkRadio or listen after the fact as it is analyzed

2016 Draft Schedule:
Draft #1 – Sunday July 24, 8:00 pm Eastern
Draft #2 – Monday July 25, 9:00 pm Eastern
Draft #3 – Tuesday July 26, 10:00 pm Eastern
Draft #4 – Sunday July 31, 8:00 pm Eastern
Draft #5 – Monday August 1, 9:00 pm Eastern
Draft #6 – Tuesday August 2, 10:00 pm Eastern

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hsff

Divisions

http://www.fantasymojo.com/mojo/news.do?action=prosvsjoes2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Football guys Players Championship (FPC) Drafting Now!

Footballguys Players Championship (FPC) drafts have started and continue all the way to 8 September. Every day they have drafts!

You are playing for over $1.8 Million in prizes including the $250,000 Grand Prize!

Cost to enter $350. Or Get 3 teams for $1,000 (saving $50)


Sign up today for a chance to win $250,000!

Their Championship Round pays prizes out to 650th place!

League Prizes are $2000 ($1,500 for first place and $500 for 2nd place)

Books from Extra Point Press:






Fantasy Football Tips (2nd Edition): 230 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($12.95) www.amazon.com/dp/1936635151