Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fantasy Index Magazine Experts Draft

Drafted in the 10 spot...arg!

This is a draft and forget league. No adds or drops or lineups to set. The computer picks the optimal lineup each week for you.

RB Melvin Gordon 1.10
WR T.Y. Hilton 2.03
WR Sammy Watkins 3.10
TE Travis Kelce 4.03
WR Tyreek Hill 5.10
RB Eddie Lacy 6.03
RB Duke Johnson Jr 7.10
RB Giovani Bernard 8.03
RB Matt Forte 9.10
TE Hunter Henry 10.03
WR Tyrell Williams 11.10
WR Tavon Austin 12.03
QB Eli Manning 13.10
QB Ryan Tannehill 14.03
QB Sam Bradford 15.10
DEF SEA 16.03
K Matt Bryant 17.10
DEF PHI 18.03
K Mason Crosby 19.10
WR Robby Anderson 20.03
WR Jeremy Kerley 21.10
WR Terrance Williams 22.03

What do you think?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My Fantasy Index Magazine Auction Team

Drafted in the annual Fantasy Index magazine auction draft last night. Here is my team and some thoughts.

You can find the entire draft in the 2017 Fantasy Index magazine which will be on newsstands in late June.

QB
-Russell Wilson $11 (a Top 6 QB with Top 3 potential. 13 QBs went for double digits!)
-Sam Bradford $3 I needed someone who would start and fill in during the bye week and maybe help when Wilson has a down week

RB
-Todd Gurley $32 Bounce back year 
-Marshawn Lynch $25 Probably a few $ too much for him. Someone dumped him on me as I was bidding him up
-Matt Forte $9 One more year Matt
-Latavius Murray $9 Could be steal of he draft for this price IF the rookie Davin Cook ($16) cannot step in right away
-Jonathan Stewart $6 Another started in the rookie does not come thru
-Giovani Bernard $5 Splitting touches in a 3 RBBC but hey this is draft and forget. Computer picks best performers each week.

WR
-Alshon Jeffrey $18
-Keenan Allen $19
-Stefon Diggs $13
Lots of underrated WRs here
-Corey Coleman $7
-Eric Decker $6
-Brandon Marshall $6
-DeVante Parker $5
-Tyrell Williams $5

TE
-Delanie Walker $9 Maybe paid a few dollars too much 
-Zach Miller $2 Could be a steal, rookie pushing him is a year away. Miller is money IF he can stay healthy

K
Adam Vinateri $2
Wil Lutz $2

DEF
HOU $3
PIT $2

What do you think?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tick Tock! Time is Running Out!


Each early bird entry into the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) makes you eligible for a drawing to win an entry into the coveted Pros vs Joes Challenge!




What is the Pros vs Joes Challenge?

Take a group of hard core FFPC fantasy players (the Joes) and pit them against a contingent of fantasy industry experts (the Pros). The overall field is divided into separate divisions (leagues). Each division of 12 conducts their own draft. The format is FFPC Draft Experts, 28-round live drafts (optimized scoring, no lineup submission) that take place in late July. The highest scoring team after 16 weeks in each division wins that league. The one team which outscores all other across all divisions over 16 weeks is crowned the FFPC Pros vs Joes Champion.

2017 FFPC Pros vs Joes Challenge
FFPC Pros vs. Joes has become a true showcase event and that will continue again this year. The FFPC will once again give away six (6) entries into the 2018 FFPC Main Event to each Pros vs Joes division winner, each valued at $1,750 per team for a total value of over $10,000 !!
The 2017 challenge will be limited to six (6) leagues, a total of 36 Joes and 36 Pros. 
The Pros vs Joes Selection Process
The 36 Pros will be selected by the FFPC and FantasyMojo.com and invited into this competition.
I have been in the Pros vs Joes Challenge since the very beginning (starting in 2009). I have won my league twice in those eight years. That is a pretty good track record! 2015 I finished 5th overall. Do not ask about last year though...it is an all or nothing strategy for me in DM.
Since there are just 36 Joes spots available, the FFPC had to come up with a way to fairly reward their customers and select participants. The 36 Joes were selected via a random drawing. But to be entered into the drawing you must be signed up for a FFPC Main Event team before the early bird deadline of 31 May!!!
2017 Pros vs Joes Challenge Broadcast
2017 Draft Schedule (Tentative):
TBD
All six of the Pros vs Joes Drafts will be broadcasted live on the High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour blog talk radio show. Participants from the Pros and Joes will be invited to appear live to discuss the ongoing drafts.

The draftboards will also be available for viewing live on http://YouTube.com/NFL

The entry fee for the FFPC Main Event 2017 is $1,875. However they have an early bird special extended through 31 May that brings the price down to $1,775. If you do an online draft the early pricing is $1,650 (vice $1,850 full price for an online team). 

Additional teams before the early bird deadline are $250 off so just $1625.

See you in Las Vegas!



Check out the latest books from Extra Point Press



Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way: 365 Personal Finance Tips Everyone Should Know 






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

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sign up for the FFPC 2017 Main Event! High Stakes FF at its best!

The Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event for 2017 is now accepting registration for teams.

They have online drafts and live drafts each day on Thursday 7 September (12:30 pm), Friday 8 September (9 am, 1:30 and 6 pm PST) and Saturday 9 September (10 am and 3pm). Their first live draft is Thursday 7 September at 12:30 pm PST.

The entry fee for the FFPC Main Event 2017 is $1,875. However they have an early bird special extended through 31 May that brings the price down to $1,775. If you do an online draft the early pricing is $1,650 (vice $1,850 full price for an online team).

Early entrants (a $200 deposit secures your team) also are entered into a lottery for the Pros vs Joes Challenge. The winner of each PvJ league receives a FFPC Main Event entry for the following year. I won my Pros vs Joes League in 2015 and won an entry into the FFPC Main Event. 

Additional teams before the early bird deadline are $250 off so just $1625.

See you in Las Vegas!



Check out the latest books from Extra Point Press
Including Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way and…a military thriller from Sam Hendricks Just One More...



Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way: 365 Personal Finance Tips Everyone Should Know 





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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

FFPC and the Pros vs Joes Contest


Each early bird entry into the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) makes you eligible for a drawing to win an entry into the coveted Pros vs Joes Challenge!

What is the Pros vs Joes Challenge?

Take a group of hard core FFPC fantasy players (the Joes) and pit them against a contingent of fantasy industry experts (the Pros). The overall field is divided into separate divisions (leagues). Each division of 12 conducts their own draft. The format is FFPC Draft Experts, 28-round live drafts (optimized scoring, no lineup submission) that take place in late July. The highest scoring team after 16 weeks in each division wins that league. The one team which outscores all other across all divisions over 16 weeks is crowned the FFPC Pros vs Joes Champion.

2017 FFPC Pros vs Joes Challenge
FFPC Pros vs. Joes has become a true showcase event and that will continue again this year. The FFPC will once again give away six (6) entries into the 2018 FFPC Main Event to each Pros vs Joes division winner, each valued at $1,750 per team for a total value of over $10,000 !!
The 2017 challenge will be limited to six (6) leagues, a total of 36 Joes and 36 Pros. 


                         Division Winner Pros vs Joes 2012 and 2015
The Pros vs Joes Selection Process
The 36 Pros will be selected by the FFPC and FantasyMojo.com and invited into this competition.

I am honored to have been selected to participate again this year as a Pro in the 2017 Pros vs Joes Contest sponsored by the FFPC. 
I have been in the Pros vs Joes Challenge since the very beginning (starting in 2009). I have won my league twice in those eight years. That is a pretty good track record! In 2015 I finished 5th overall. Don't ask about last year. I love an all or nothing strategy in Draft Masters events!!!
Since there are just 36 Joes spots available, the FFPC had to come up with a way to fairly reward their customers and select participants. The 36 Joes were selected via a random drawing. But to be entered into the drawing you must be signed up for a FFPC Main Event team before the early bird deadline of 31 May!!!

All six of the Pros vs Joes Drafts will be broadcasted live on the High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour blog talk radio show. Participants from the Pros and Joes will be invited to appear live to discuss the ongoing drafts.

The draftboards will also be available for viewing live on http://YouTube.com/NFL

The entry fee for the FFPC Main Event 2017 is $1,875. However they have an early bird special extended through 31 May that brings the price down to $1,775. If you do an online draft the early pricing is $1,650 (vice $1,850 full price for an online team). 

Additional teams before the early bird deadline are $250 off so just $1625.

See you in Las Vegas!



Check out the latest books from Extra Point Press
Including Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way and…a military thriller from Sam Hendricks Just One More...



Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way: 365 Personal Finance Tips Everyone Should Know 





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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Honored Invite to Play in 2017 Pros Vs Joes Contest Sponsored by FFPC

I am so honored to be invited to participate as a Pro in the 2017 Pros vs Joes Contest Sponsored by the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC). I have been in every PvJ since the inception in 2009. I have won my league twice and I intend to win the overall competition in addition to my league this year!!!!

How can you play in the exciting Pros vs Joes Contest?

Each early bird entry into the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) makes you eligible for a drawing to win an entry into the coveted Pros vs Joes Challenge!

What is the Pros vs Joes Challenge?

Take a group of hard core FFPC fantasy players (the Joes) and pit them against a contingent of fantasy industry experts (the Pros). The overall field is divided into separate divisions (leagues). Each division of 12 conducts their own draft. The format is FFPC Draft Experts, 28-round live drafts (optimized scoring, no lineup submission) that take place in late July. The highest scoring team after 16 weeks in each division wins that league. The one team which outscores all other across all divisions over 16 weeks is crowned the FFPC Pros vs Joes Champion.

2017 FFPC Pros vs Joes Challenge
FFPC Pros vs. Joes has become a true showcase event and that will continue again this year. The FFPC will once again give away six (6) entries into the 2018 FFPC Main Event to each Pros vs Joes division winner, each valued at $1,750 per team for a total value of over $10,000 !!
The 2017 challenge will be limited to six (6) leagues, a total of 36 Joes and 36 Pros. 

                         Division Winner Pros vs Joes 2012 and 2015
The Pros vs Joes Selection Process
The 36 Pros will be selected by the FFPC and FantasyMojo.com and invited into this competition.
I have been in the Pros vs Joes Challenge since the very beginning (starting in 2009). I have won my league twice in those eight years. That is a pretty good track record! In 2015 I finished 5th overall. Don't ask about last year. I love an all or nothing strategy in Draft Masters events!!!
Since there are just 36 Joes spots available, the FFPC had to come up with a way to fairly reward their customers and select participants. The 36 Joes are selected via a random drawing. But to be entered into the drawing you must be signed up for a FFPC Main Event team before the early bird deadline of 31 May!!!

All six of the Pros vs Joes Drafts will be broadcasted live on the High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour blog talk radio show. Participants from the Pros and Joes will be invited to appear live to discuss the ongoing drafts.

The draftboards will also be available for viewing live on http://YouTube.com/NFL

The entry fee for the FFPC Main Event 2017 is $1,875. However they have an early bird special extended through 31 May that brings the price down to $1,775. If you do an online draft the early pricing is $1,650 (vice $1,850 full price for an online team). 

Additional teams before the early bird deadline are $250 off so just $1625.

See you in Las Vegas!



Check out the latest books from Extra Point Press
Including Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way and…a military thriller from Sam Hendricks Just One More...



Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way: 365 Personal Finance Tips Everyone Should Know 





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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

FantasyFootballGuidebook.com Leagues so far....

 Okay I think I am in just 14 leagues/drafts so far this season....

$35 FFPC Draft Masters Slow Online Draft 
$77 FFPC Dynasty Slow Online Draft
Fantasy Football Index Magazine Experts Draft
Fantasy Football Index Magazine Auction Draft
Pro Football Forecast Magazine (1st magazine) PPR
Pro Football Forecast Magazine (1st mag) Non-PPR
Pro Football Forecast Magazine (2nd magazine) PPR
Pro Football Forecast Magazine (2nd magazine) Non-PPR
$77 FFPC Draft Masters League Live Draft
Pros vs Joes Contest Sponsored by FFPC
$35 FFPC Draft Masters Slow Online Draft
$500 FFPC Classic Draft
Lakenheath Local League
FootballGuys Players Championship (FPC) $350 League

Friday, May 12, 2017

Pros vs Joes Contest-Get Involved!


Each early bird entry into the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) makes you eligible for a drawing to win an entry into the coveted Pros vs Joes Challenge!

What is the Pros vs Joes Challenge?

Take a group of hard core FFPC fantasy players (the Joes) and pit them against a contingent of fantasy industry experts (the Pros). The overall field is divided into separate divisions (leagues). Each division of 12 conducts their own draft. The format is FFPC Draft Experts, 28-round live drafts (optimized scoring, no lineup submission) that take place in late July. The highest scoring team after 16 weeks in each division wins that league. The one team which outscores all other across all divisions over 16 weeks is crowned the FFPC Pros vs Joes Champion.

2017 FFPC Pros vs Joes Challenge
FFPC Pros vs. Joes has become a true showcase event and that will continue again this year. The FFPC will once again give away six (6) entries into the 2018 FFPC Main Event to each Pros vs Joes division winner, each valued at $1,750 per team for a total value of over $10,000 !!
The 2017 challenge will be limited to six (6) leagues, a total of 36 Joes and 36 Pros. 


                         Division Winner Pros vs Joes 2012 and 2015
The Pros vs Joes Selection Process
The 36 Pros will be selected by the FFPC and FantasyMojo.com and invited into this competition.
I have been in the Pros vs Joes Challenge since the very beginning (starting in 2009). I have won my league twice in those eight years. That is a pretty good track record! In 2015 I finished 5th overall. Don't ask about last year. I love a all or nothing strategy in Draft Masters events!!!
Since there are just 36 Joes spots available, the FFPC had to come up with a way to fairly reward their customers and select participants. The 36 Joes were selected via a random drawing. But to be entered into the drawing you must be signed up for a FFPC Main Event team before the early bird deadline of 31 May!!!

All six of the Pros vs Joes Drafts will be broadcasted live on the High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour blog talk radio show. Participants from the Pros and Joes will be invited to appear live to discuss the ongoing drafts.

The draftboards will also be available for viewing live on http://YouTube.com/NFL

The entry fee for the FFPC Main Event 2017 is $1,875. However they have an early bird special extended through 31 May that brings the price down to $1,775. If you do an online draft the early pricing is $1,650 (vice $1,850 full price for an online team). 

Additional teams before the early bird deadline are $250 off so just $1625.

See you in Las Vegas!



Check out the latest books from Extra Point Press
Including Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way and…a military thriller from Sam Hendricks Just One More...


Financial Planning The Fighter Pilot Way: 365 Personal Finance Tips Everyone Should Know 




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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

2017 NFL Free Agents Updated

I will update this weekly. I am going to put players who re-sign with their old teams too. I am trying to arrange each positions players in terms of importance-so big names go first kind of thing.


QB
Kirk Cousins-WAS
Tony Romo-retirement

Jay Cutler-retirement

Mike Glennon-CHI
Brian Hoyer-SF
Josh McCown-NYJ
Tyrod Taylor-BUF
Brock Osweiller traded to CLE

Nick Foles-PHI (he returns to Eagles)
Matt Barkley to SF
Chase Daniel-NO
Mark Sanchez-CHI
Geno Smith-NYG
Kellen Clemens-SD
Matt Schaub-ATL
Matt Cassel-TEN
EJ Manuel-OAK
Ryan Mallett-BAL
TJ Yates-BUF
Luke McCown-NO
Case Keenum-MIN
Matt McGloin-PHI
Blaine Gabbert-AZ

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Colin Kaepernick  
RG3
Shaun Hill

RB
AP-NO
Jamal Charles-DEN
Marshawn Lynch-OAK

Eddie Lacy-SEA (1 yr 5.55M)
Latavius Murray-MIN
Mike Gillislee-NE
Andre Williams-SD
Andre Ellington-AZ
Joqie Bell
LaGarrette Blount-????
Danny Woodhead-BAL
Knile Davis-PIT
Christine Michael-GB
DeAngelo Williams
Jacquiz Rodgers-TB
Terrance West-
Rex Burkhead-NE

Robert Turbin-IND
Darren McFadden-DAL
Shaun Draughn-NYG
Fozzy Whitaker-CAR
Benny Cunningham-CHI
Lance Dunbar-LA
Kenyon Barner-SD
CJ Spiller-KC
Branden Oliver-SD
Mike Tolbert-BUF
Travaris Cadet-NO
DuJuan Harris-SF
Orleans Darkwa-NYG
Branden Bolden-NE
Tim Hightower-SF
DuJuan Harris-SF
Jonathan Stewart-CAR


Justin Forsett-retired

 




WR
Brandin Cooks-NE

Alshon Jeffrey-PHI
Desean Jackson-TB (3 yr 33.5m)
Pierre Garcon-SF (5/47.5M)

Terrelle Pryor-WAS
Martavis Bryant-reinstated by NFL PIT
Brandon Marshall-NYG
Aldrick Robinson to SF

Robert Woods-STL (oops LA)
Torrey Smith-PHI
Kenny Britt-CLE
Kenny Stills-MIA
Marcus Wheaton-CHI
Andre Roberts-ATL
Cordarelle Paterson-OAK
Kendall Wright-CHI

Terrance Williams-DAL (re-signs)

Percy Harvin-retires (for real)
Adam Thielen-MIN
Taylor Gabriel-
Dontrelle Inman-
Brandon LaFell-CIN
Marquise Goodwin-SF
Ted Ginn-NO
Vincent Jackson-
Victor Cruz-
Russell Shepard-CAR
Jeremy Kerley-SF
Andre holmes-BUF
James Wright-CLE
Brian Quick-WAS
Arrelious Benn-JAX
Kamar Aiken-IND
Brandon Tate-BUF
Quinton Patton-NYJ
Brian Quick-WAS


TE
Martellius Bennett-GB
Jared Cook-OAK
Julius Thomas-MIA
Anthony Fasano-MIA
Dwayne Allen-NE
Jack Doyle-IND
Vernon Davis-WAS (re-signed 3 yr deal)
Dion Sims-CHI
Rhett Ellison-NYG
Ryan Griffin-HOU
Lance Kendricks-GB
Jordan Cameron-MIA Retired
Mychal Rivera-JAX
Levine Toilolo-ATL
Dareen Fells-DET
Jermaine Gresham-AZ
David Johnson-PIT
Gavin Escobar-KC
Austin Seferian-Jenkins-NYJ (suspended 2 games)
Jeff Cumberland-LA
Larry Donnell-
Gary Barnidge-

Clay Harbor-
Jacob Tamme-


K
Steven Hauschka-BUF
Josh Scobee-retired
Robbie Gould- SF
Phil Dawson-AZ
Greg Zeurlein-LA
Connor Barth-CHI
Nick Folk -TB
Chandler Catanzaro-NYJ
Randy Bullock-CIN
Nick Novak-HOU
Cairo Santos-KC
John Lunsford-CIN
Dan Carpenter
Brandon McManus
Mike Nugent
Patrick Murray

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Just signed up for some Fantasy Football leagues!

First on my list is the FootballGuys (FBG) Players Championship (FPC).
$350 entry fee, rules just like Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) and you can buy 3 teams for $1,000 saving $50.
But best of all you are playing for a $250,000 Grand Prize!


They have tons of drafts starting the first week of June and they run through September 7th. That's right, all the way up until the kickoff game Thursday night. I joined a league on Labor Day weekend. Love playing then right before the start of the season.


Also just joined a $35 FFPC Draft Masters league. Don't worry it is a slow online draft with each team allowed 10 hours of clock time. Just wanted to start getting some rankings on paper for it since I have some expert magazine drafts in 2 weeks.


And I plan on jumping in a FFPC Classic $500 league. Love these!
$500 entry and you play for great prizes!


1st Place: $1,000 cash and a 2018 FFPC Main Event Entry (worth $1,750) or you can take $2,450 in cash


2nd Place: 2018 FFPC Main Event Entry (worth $1,750) or you can take $1,450 in cash


3rd Place: $500 cash


And there's more a regular season payout to top seed  who gets $500.


If my calculations are correct that is $5,500 worth of prizes ($4,900 if you only take the cash). So with $6,000 in entry fees (12 x $500) that comes to a ROI of 91.6% (81.6% cash only).


A pretty good payout in my book.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

NFL Free Agency Updates






I will update this weekly. I am going to put players who re-sign with their old teams too.


QB
Kirk Cousins-WAS
Matt Barkley to SF
Brian Hoyer-SF
Brock Osweiller traded to CLE
Tyrod Taylor-BUF
Nick Foles-PHI (he returns to Eagles)
Chase Daniel-NO
Mike Glennon-CHI
Mark Sanchez-CHI
Geno Smith-NYG
Kellen Clemens-SD
Matt Schaub-ATL
Matt Cassel-TEN
EJ Manuel-OAK
Josh McCown-NYJ
Ryan Mallett-BAL
TJ Yates-BUF
Luke McCown-NO
Tony Romo-retirement
Jay Cutler-retirement
Case Keenum-MIN
Matt McGloin-PHI


Ryan Fitzpatrick

Colin Kaepernick  
Blaine Gabbert      
RG3
Shaun Hill

RB
AP-NO
Jamal Charles-DEN
Marshawn Lynch-OAK

Eddie Lacy-SEA (1 yr 5.55M)
Latavius Murray-MIN
Andre Williams-SD
Andre Ellington-AZ
Joqie Bell
LaGarrette Blount
Danny Woodhead-BAL
Knile Davis-PIT
Christine Michael-GB
DeAngelo Williams
Jacquiz Rodgers-TB
Terrance West-
Rex Burkhead-NE
Mike Gillislee-
Robert Turbin-IND
Darren McFadden-DAL
Shaun Draughn-NYG
Fozzy Whitaker-CAR
Benny Cunningham-CHI
Lance Dunbar-LA
Kenyon Barner-SD
CJ Spiller-KC
Branden Oliver-SD
Mike Tolbert-BUF
Travaris Cadet-NO
DuJuan Harris-SF
Orleans Darkwa-NYG
Branden Bolden-NE
Tim Hightower-SF
DuJuan Harris-SF
Jonathan Stewart-CAR


Justin Forsett-retired

 




WR
Martavis Bryant-reinstated by NFL PIT
Brandin Cooks-NE
Alshon Jeffrey-PHI
Brandon Marshall-NYG
Aldrick Robinson to SF
Desean Jackson-TB (3 yr 33.5m)
Robert Woods-STL (oops LA)
Torrey Smith-PHI
Kenny Britt-CLE
Kenny Stills-MIA
Pierre Garcon-SF (5/47.5M)
Marcus Wheaton-CHI
Andre Roberts-ATL
Cordarelle Paterson-OAK
Kendall Wright-CHI
Terrance Williams-DAL (re-signs)
Terrelle Pryor-WAS
Percy Harvin-retires (for real)
Adam Thielen-MIN
Taylor Gabriel-
Dontrelle Inman-
Brandon LaFell-CIN
Marquise Goodwin-SF
Ted Ginn-NO
Vincent Jackson-
Victor Cruz-
Russell Shepard-CAR
Jeremy Kerley-SF
Andre holmes-BUF
James Wright-CLE
Brian Quick-WAS
Arrelious Benn-JAX
Kamar Aiken-IND
Brandon Tate-BUF
Quinton Patton-NYJ
Brian Quick-WAS


TE
Martellius Bennett-GB
Jared Cook-OAK
Anthony Fasano-MIA
Dwayne Allen-NE
Jack Doyle-IND
Vernon Davis-WAS (re-signed 3 yr deal)
Dion Sims-CHI
Rhett Ellison-NYG
Ryan Griffin-HOULance Kendricks-GB
Jordan Cameron-MIA Retired
Mychal Rivera-JAX
Gary Barnidge-
Clay Harbor-
Levine Toilolo-ATL
Dareen Fells-DET
Jermaine Gresham-AZ
Jacob Tamme-
David Johnson-PIT
Gavin Escobar-KC
Austin Seferian-Jenkins-NYJ (suspended 2 games)
Jeff Cumberland-LA
Larry Donnell-


K
Steven Hauschka-BUF
Josh Scobee-retired
Robbie Gould- SF
Phil Dawson-AZ
Greg Zeurlein-LA
Connor Barth-CHI
Nick Folk -TB
Chandler Catanzaro-NYJ
Randy Bullock-CIN
Nick Novak-HOU
Dan Carpenter
Brandon McManus
Mike Nugent
Patrick Murray
Cairo Santos

Monday, May 8, 2017

2017 NFL Regualr Season Record Predictions

AFC
East
NE 11-5
BUF 7-9
MIA 7-9
NYJ 6-10


North
PIT 10-6
BAL 9-7
CIN 9-7
CLE 4-12


South
HOU 9-7
IND 8-8
TEN 7-9
JAX 6-8


West
KC 10-6
DEN 9-7
OAK 8-8
LA Chargers 7-9






NFC
East
DAL 11-5
NYG 9-7
PHI 8-8
WAS 8-8


North
GB 10-6
MIN 9-7
DET 8-8
CHI 5-11


South
ATL 10-6
CAR 9-7
TB 8-8
NO 8-8


West
SEA 11-5
AZ   8-8
LA Rams 5-11
SF      5-11

Sunday, May 7, 2017

2017 NFL Schedule and its implications

Two days ago I blogged my best games of 2017....


Week 1    PHI @ WAS     Cousins proves WAS wrong for no LT deal
Week 1    LA Chargers @ DEN (MNF) Anytime Rivers plays DEN it is explosive, even more so since Mike McCoy is now the Broncos OC
Week 2    GB @ ATL      Questions. NFC Championship?
Week 4   CAR @ NE       What the 2016 Super Bowl should have been?
Week 4   OAK @ DEN    About the only matchup in the AFC left
Week 4   IND @ SEA      All the good games apparently are in week 4
Week 5   GB @ DAL      Great matchup!
Week 7   ATL @ NE      Super Bowl matchup. Why is this not the TNF kickoff game?
Week 8   DEN @ KC      Anytime the broncos go to Arrowhead....
Week 10 SEA @ AZ  (TNF) Finally a good TNF game?
Week 11 ATL @ SEA    Questions none?
Week 14 BAL @ PIT      Will Big Ben have announced his retirement? Will they be playing for a Division title?
Week 16 SEA @ DAL    Something will be on the line here...


Now some other schedule implications/thoughts.....

Other schedule highlights
-Bye weeks do not start until week 5
--There are seven bye weeks
---Three weeks have six teams off (Weeks
---Three weeks have four teams off
---One week (7) has just two teams off
Is it me or could we just have six weeks of byes (four weeks with six teams off and two weeks with four teams off)?


Speaking of byes:
-NYG plays four games against teams coming off a bye
-Neither CLE or JAX get national night time games (TNF, SNF or MNF)
-4 Games in London


-MIA plays NE twice in 15 days.....seriously NFL?


-Eight teams have three game road trips...arg!


In May it is always to early to tell if a team has a easy or tough schedule....although I and others do it anyway. The reason it is too early is teams that are playoff contenders in the previous year (how most toughness scales are based) may not be tough or contenders in the following year. In essence, things look differently in December than they do in August before the season starts.


Having said that....DEN has what appears to be the toughest schedule with the most playoff teams (.578 winning record for opponents). the LA Chargers also face 8 playoff teams from last year.


The AFC West by virtue of their success last year are the top four teams with the hardest schedule based on opponents winning percentage.


NE has a tough 6 game stretch with a Mexico city game and 5 of 6 away games.


The teams with the easiest schedule?


27 MIN
28 PIT
29 CIN
30 JAX
31 TEN
32 IND


Hmmmm the last three teams (easiest schedule) are from the same division...AFC South.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Time is running out for FFPC Early Bird Pricing and Pros vs Joes Contest Entry

The entry fee for the FFPC Main Event 2017 is $1,875. However they have an early bird special through 31 May that brings the price down to $1,775. If you do an online draft the early pricing is $1,650 (vice $1,850 full price for an online team).

Early entrants (a $200 deposit secures your team) also are entered into a lottery for the Pros vs Joes Challenge. The winner of each PvJ league receives a FFPC Main Event entry for the following year. I won my Pros vs Joes League in 2015 and won an entry into the 2016 FFPC Main Event. 




Additional teams before the early bird deadline are $250 off so just $1625.

See you in Las Vegas!



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